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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Recent Examples on the Web Lacob fired a successful head coach (Mark Jackson) who was super-tight with the team superstar (Stephen Curry) to bring in an untried and unconventional head coach. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "‘The Last Dance’ — What’s the real meaning and message?," 20 May 2020 Despite serious warnings from experts, Iowa’s Democratic Party handed part of its election infrastructure to a highly networked start-up with a handful of engineers building an entirely untried app. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "The Company That Botched the Iowa Caucus Was Formed Only Months Ago," 4 Feb. 2020 And the Fed provided details on another previously-untried program that could give relief to major US employers left out of other government initiatives. Jeanna Smialek, BostonGlobe.com, "New Fed Programs Could Pump $2.3 Trillion Into the Economy," 9 Apr. 2020 This cash transfer is a previously untried (in the U.S.) solution to alleviating the effects of a recession. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, "Taylor: Even after coronavirus goes away, universal basic income is here to stay," 20 Mar. 2020 But overall, the coverage tends to be haphazard, after-the-fact, and not oriented enough to deeper issues such as the pressures and inducements for governments to invest in untried new voting machines. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, "The media is blowing its chance to head off an Election Day debacle," 8 Mar. 2020 But those plans are more expensive and untried, not to mention equally demanding on the fluid dynamics front. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "Why are parachutes such a problem for space travel?," 5 Nov. 2019 Lynching is the extrajudicial murder of an untried suspect, usually by a mob and often by hanging. al, "Montgomery memorial shows how wrong Trump was about ‘lynching'," 22 Oct. 2019 Lynching is the extrajudicial murder of an untried suspect, usually by a mob and often by hanging. Gillian Brockell, The Denver Post, "Analysis: More than 4,000 people have been lynched in the U.S. Trump isn’t one of them.," 22 Oct. 2019

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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