un·​taint·​ed ˌən-ˈtān-təd How to pronounce untainted (audio)
: not contaminated, spoiled, or affected slightly with something bad : not tainted
untainted evidence
an untainted reputation

Examples of untainted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the film, the gray-haired Samurai Priest is chasing a clique of vampires seeking untainted blood. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Oct. 2023 The trick is selecting untainted herbs (chemicals are not welcome in our face bath) that are gentle yet robust. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 9 Oct. 2023 Some other untainted catalyst will emerge that will once again excite people and provide a voice to the voiceless, but hip-hop won’t be it. Spin Staff, Spin, 12 Sep. 2023 Indeed, Nolan’s implication that using an old-fashioned dolly or a pair of shoulders to move the camera around rendered his method untainted in some way is preposterous. Hazlitt, 9 Aug. 2023 The curtain was ornately embroidered with images of bears, onion domes, and noble savages untainted by logic. Jennifer Wilson, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 The gist of Law and Justice’s approach is to water down Polish history to a morality tale of untainted heroism and martyrdom. Foreign Affairs, 24 July 2023 The most Bilger can conclude is that, during World War II, almost no one remained untainted. Becca Rothfeld, Washington Post, 4 May 2023 Condor rehabilitations programs typically help release young captive birds into the wild in September, provide a clean and untainted food source for the flock, collect their blood samples, and track the birds across California, Oregon, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah during the summers. Jesse Klein, Wired, 11 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untainted was in 1590

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“Untainted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untainted. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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