un·​dis·​turbed ˌən-di-ˈstərbd How to pronounce undisturbed (audio)
: not disturbed : not altered or interfered with
allowing the dough to rest undisturbed
wanted to read undisturbed for a few hours
a pristine forest undisturbed by humans
: not agitated or troubled
was surprisingly undisturbed by the news

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Recreational divers can still approach the wreck, but its contents will remain undisturbed. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Feb. 2023 When complete, Bayberry Crossing will consist of 44 single-family home sites located on 30 acres, including a 10-acre backdrop remaining in its undisturbed, natural state. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 28 Jan. 2023 Arsenal, the one side who appeared to have been provably maimed by the competition having lost key striker Gabriel Jesus, was also undisturbed in the win vs West Ham. Zak Garner-purkis, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022 The huts were undisturbed, suggesting no one had penetrated the layer of flood debris beneath them since at least the second millennium B.C.E., and stood only 40 feet from the KV55 cache. Jo Marchant, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Nov. 2022 Shaping the hair dry in its undisturbed curly state will ensure the layers land where they are meant to. Parizaad Khan Sethi, Allure, 30 June 2022 Others apparently were undisturbed, maybe even thrilled, by all the decibels, judging by the standing ovation from most of the audience. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 5 Apr. 2022 Sun bears, for example, are typically diurnal and sun-loving creatures; in undisturbed areas less than 20 percent of their activity occurred at the night. Kaitlyn Gaynor, University Of California, Discover Magazine, 15 June 2018 Approximately two-thirds of the right-of-way along the 23-mile project area will remain undisturbed and no salvaging will be necessary. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undisturbed was circa 1610

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“Undisturbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undisturbed. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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