un·​test·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈte-stəd How to pronounce untested (audio) \

Definition of untested

: not put to a test : not proved by trial or experience untested new drugs an untested politician

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As a new piece of legislation enacted in May, GDPR violations are still relatively untested in courts so it’s unclear exactly how strong of a case these seven consumer groups have. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Google accused of GDPR privacy violations by seven countries," 27 Nov. 2018 Or too young and untested, like Alexandra Occasio-Cortez. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why It's Impossible to Be a Likeable Female Politician," 11 Jan. 2019 The features being integrated are fundamentally untested (because testing comes later), and have never been used with each other (because they were all developed separately in their own branches prior to the integration phase). Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it," 20 Oct. 2018 Barry liked his chefs to be like him: career changers, untested, willing to try things and fail. Jay Cheshes, Town & Country, "Caviar and Cocaine," 6 Feb. 2013 That signals that progress in these lawsuits isn’t going to hinge on the science so much as an untested legal theory, and that’s where the plaintiffs are on weak footing, according to Boutrous. Umair Irfan, Vox, "A major oil company just agreed in court that humans cause climate change. It sets a new precedent.," 28 Mar. 2018 But hers is only a theory, untested in modern history. Max Fisher, New York Times, "In Afghanistan’s Unwinnable War, What’s the Best Loss to Hope For?," 1 Feb. 2018 Will that create the conditions for a wealthy celebrity or some other untested non-traditional populist to emerge from the pack and win the nomination? Seth Masket, Vox, "Democrats in 2020 don’t have the Republican safety margin," 29 Nov. 2018 There is no statewide figure on how many rape kits have gone untested, but the Joyful Heart Foundation, an advocacy group that is pushing for the legislation, estimates that California has more than 13,000 such kits. Melody Gutierrez, San Francisco Chronicle, "California lawmakers push ahead on rape-kit bills after Berkeley failure," 25 May 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of untested

: not yet shown to be good, strong, etc., by being used, placed in a difficult situation, etc.

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