Definition of unsullied in English:



  • Not spoiled or made impure.

    ‘an unsullied reputation’
    • ‘Perhaps it is a reflection of the inadequacies of this world that even the most heartfelt attempt to acknowledge its awesome terrors cannot remain unsullied by humanity's quest for lucre.’
    • ‘The serene Andaman and Nicobar islands may soon become a much sought after destination by not just tourists looking for cool and unsullied locales but also pearl aficionados.’
    • ‘His voice remains clarion-ragged, unsullied, and untouched by trends or whims.’
    • ‘Why is the second-rate part of a hero's corpus uncritically praised or else ignored to keep the hero's reputation unsullied.’
    • ‘In America, her reputation remains no more unsullied than she herself would wish.’
    • ‘His academic reputation remains unsullied by deeds that would have seen him fired in any other establishment.’
    • ‘There's an unintentional air of elitism about the event, specialising as it does on unsullied perfect specimens.’
    • ‘GM's biggest advantage in China, though, is its unsullied reputation.’
    • ‘If you have any fantasies about a pastoral past full of sunshine and sweet moments, unsullied by the grim industrial monuments of the current day, this should disabuse you.’
    • ‘These team-builders, no longer royalty, are valued as much for their unsullied reputations as their solid track records.’
    • ‘Still, the allegations show how hard it is for anyone in Russian finance to have an unsullied reputation.’
    • ‘It is pristine and unsullied so long as we always draw from the source.’
    • ‘People have fought on land and at sea for millennia, but some see space as a pristine domain, unsullied by human conflict, and want to keep it that way.’
    • ‘No skeletons have fallen from closets and his reputation remains unsullied.’
    • ‘The vaguely licentious reputation of cinema also keeps women away, since they must be careful to keep their own reputations unsullied.’
    • ‘Who's more human: the perfect couple in that unsullied Paradise, or the flawed but complex people you interact with every day?’
    • ‘The words can be accessed even on the net or on a written page but they are apt to be coloured by one's own imagination and vocabulary, whereas in listening there is a possibility of reaching the source, pure and unsullied.’
    • ‘While the more prestigious Villages Beaujolais survived the crisis with their reputations mostly unsullied, the Nouveau did not.’
    • ‘Much of the old town is 17th century, and surprisingly intact and unsullied by suburbs, despite being only 15 miles from Amsterdam.’
    • ‘The second type is the sort who feels outrage at the presence of other backpackers and who is ever seeking virgin spots yet unsullied by them.’
    spotless, untarnished, unblemished, untainted, impeccable, undamaged, unspoilt, unimpaired, undefiled, stainless, intact, perfect, pristine, immaculate, virgin, unharmed, unbroken, unflawed, unmutilated, untouched, unmarked, unaffected
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