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 Meeting on Monday in the Bavarian Alps, President Biden and the other Group of 7 leaders were poised to embrace an aggressive but untried plan to manipulate the price of oil and restrict the revenue that underwrites Mr. Putin’s war machine. New York Times, 27 June 2022 Lu Zhang recommends looking at technology from all perspectives to find ways to bring existing innovations into untried areas. Rhett Power, Forbes, 15 May 2022 Dozens of narcotics distribution and animal cruelty cases have gone untried, city officials say, and accused murderers have been allowed to walk free. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 Or some as-yet untried, unorthodox blend of conservative and liberal ideas? Damon Linker, The Week, 12 Apr. 2022 The school-voucher reform the book also introduced, offering equal access to all schools regardless of income, remains untried, despite decades of advocacy for it by Sugarman and Mr. Coons. Mark Brilliant And Steven Davidoff Solomon, WSJ, 3 Jan. 2022 Electric vehicle batteries are not easy to recycle, and developing untried processes is expensive. Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2022 Doing so will require the use the Super Heavy, a still untried rocket booster that will push Starship out of Earth’s gravity well. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 10 Feb. 2022 Harnessing a new and relatively untried technology called messenger RNA, or mRNA, the vaccines were available many months and possibly even years ahead of when health experts expected safe and effective traditional vaccines to arrive. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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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 13 Aug. 2022.

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