untraveled

adjective

un·​trav·​eled ˌən-ˈtra-vəld How to pronounce untraveled (audio)
1
: not having traveled
… an untraveled native of the wilds of Illinois …Mark Twain
2
: not passed over or through by travelers : untraversed
an untraveled desert

Examples of untraveled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opening up the process has raised questions about attributing asteroid names to students whose future is still an untraveled road, however. Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2023 Furthermore, much of the Sino-Russian border is remote and untraveled, making arms transfers difficult to detect. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 23 Feb. 2023 In the spring of 2020, when most performers were making peace with the lockdown and cancellation of concerts, Scott chose the road untraveled, gathering his fans on Fortnite, the online gaming universe. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2021 The road to a country where Black and brown lives matter to law enforcement, to health-care systems and to leaders as much as White lives do is long, and much of it is still untraveled. Washington Post, 31 Dec. 2020 In 1906, five years before Kandinsky claimed to be the world's first abstract painter, 44-year-old af Klint's Primordial Chaos series took painting into an untraveled realm light-years beyond the representational. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2020 Our efforts in treading untraveled paths have been filled with wonder and have been deeply enriching. Bitasta Das, Quartz India, 27 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of untraveled was in 1585

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Cite this Entry

“Untraveled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untraveled. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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