un·​tried | \ ˌən-ˈtrīd How to pronounce untried (audio) \

Definition of untried

1 : not tested or proved by experience or trial a recruit untried in combat
2 : not tried in court

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But tax lawyers suggested that the details of the state’s workarounds were too convoluted for the average taxpayer to follow closely, or too untried to have impact — either as campaign talking points or as financial safeguards. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "Will Tax Changes Drive New Yorkers to the Polls? Probably Not," 10 June 2018 Anthony said the use of a new, untried three-drug protocol compounded that problem and argued that is why District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti ruled in November against the state's use of the three drugs. David Montero, latimes.com, "Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments for using untested paralytic drug in death penalty case," 9 May 2018 Both rely on untried technology and untested computer systems. The Economist, "Theresa May faces divides over Brexit—and little time to bridge them," 9 May 2018 The current crisis highlights the need to talk to teens, and even tweens, about the dangers of novel drugs, both due to the risk of contamination but also the use of untried chemicals. Wendy Stephen, Ph.d., miamiherald, "Talk with your teens about the risks of synthetic drugs | Miami Herald," 8 May 2018 The guilty verdict now strengthens the untried accusations of more than 60 other women. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "There’s no separating Cosby’s legacy as a symbol of unity and the face of evil," 27 Apr. 2018 There, personal dignity remains the unrealized option, and the untried temptation is to extend rights of political expression and choice. David Runciman, WSJ, "China’s Challenge to Democracy," 26 Apr. 2018 But the process is still expected to be a long, expensive slog, requiring as-yet untried feats of engineering¾and not all the details have yet been worked out. Tim Hornyak, Scientific American, "Clearing the Radioactive Rubble Heap That Was Fukushima Daiichi, 7 Years On," 9 Mar. 2018 Back in the dot-com days of the late 1990s, a similar measure was favored by analysts trying to persuade investors to put money in untried companies. Fortune, "Uber Has Burned Through $10.7 Billion in 9 Years. Here's Where the Money Went," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of untried

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of untried

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

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