un·​tar·​nished | \ ˌən-ˈtär-nisht How to pronounce untarnished (audio) \

Definition of untarnished

: not dulled or damaged : not tarnished an untarnished reputation untarnished copper

Examples of untarnished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the three corporate players involved here, Anthem is the only one that comes out untarnished. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021 Though windows, doors and decorations were smashed and shattered, the stones still stood, stately and untarnished. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 Persuading an untarnished insider to flip against Trump would clearly be a breakthrough. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, 12 Mar. 2021 This time last year, 2020 seemed an untarnished slate of glimmering possibility. Sophie Wirt, Allure, 20 Dec. 2020 After amassing a 222-61 (.781) record over eight seasons at Miss. State, Schaefer is now an untarnished 1-0 at Texas following a compelling 90-51 win over SMU at the Erwin Center. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, 25 Nov. 2020 While Blake had a heartbreaking, but ultimately untarnished, season on The Bachelorette, his BIP journey was not as smooth. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, 4 Mar. 2020 If Moro is no longer the untarnished paragon of civic virtue, he is seen by many supporters instead as the wily strategist working every angle—above board or subterranean, as needed—to block a Workers’ Party comeback. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, 22 Jan. 2020 So far, its reputation with shoppers has remained largely untarnished. Marc Bain, Quartzy, 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of untarnished

1732, in the meaning defined above

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“Untarnished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untarnished. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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