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

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Recent Examples on the Web Of the 38 state champions who were crowned, an eye-popping 14 wrestlers — including Smith — finished with untarnished regular and postseason records at their respective weight classes between the three divisions. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Dec. 2021 It was sliced clean off, leaving a patch of bright, untarnished metal. Hedley Twidle, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 But the truth is that violence against women has never been bad for business; in fact, there is much money to be made by collaborating, crediting, and hopping onto the often largely untarnished musical legacies of violent men. Verónica Bayetti Flores, refinery29.com, 31 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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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 15 Aug. 2022.

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