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

Examples of untried in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among those companies trailblazing the introduction of previously untried amenities, The Residences of Mandarin Oriental is notable. Jeffrey Steele, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Perhaps the bombs, which may not have entered production, were built to test fuzes or the penetration capability of new, untried nose assemblies. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Apr. 2021 But most restrictions have only tightened since, leaving Germany to countenance hitherto untried options like compulsory testing and curfews. The Economist, 31 Mar. 2021 Virtually no tool of terror was left untried to silence dissent. Nile Gardiner, National Review, 3 Mar. 2021 What other solutions to housing affordability are untried? Star Tribune, 22 Jan. 2021 Blocking—or even reducing—that radiation would mean adding weight to an already unproven craft on an untried human journey. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 3 Dec. 2020 On both sides of the ball, the Tigers had untried players. Giana Han, al, 27 Sep. 2020 This kind of Lincolnian discourse has not been tried and found wanting in 2020, it has been found difficult and left untried. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of untried

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Untried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untried. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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