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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FDR was maneuvering to support Britain following Nazi victories in Western Europe and continued Japanese thrusts in Asia, while embarking on a political project as yet untried: running for a third presidential term.
Gigging reflects the endlessly personalizable values of our own era, but its social effects, untried by time, remain uncertain.
Despite overwhelming support for Macron across the continent, the new French leader remains a political novice, untried and untested on European issues.
Mr. Craig and Mr. Malloy began the piece in 2010, when the sight of a mysterious adviser influencing an untried leader and his foreign wife probably still seemed pretty funny.
It�s an untried take on hip hop that flaunts Tobin�s technical versatility.
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Definition of untried for English Language Learners
: 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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