Definition of unsullied in English:



  • Not spoiled or made impure.

    ‘an unsullied reputation’
    • ‘There's an unintentional air of elitism about the event, specialising as it does on unsullied perfect specimens.’
    • ‘Still, the allegations show how hard it is for anyone in Russian finance to have an unsullied reputation.’
    • ‘His voice remains clarion-ragged, unsullied, and untouched by trends or whims.’
    • ‘His academic reputation remains unsullied by deeds that would have seen him fired in any other establishment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No skeletons have fallen from closets and his reputation remains unsullied.’
    • ‘These team-builders, no longer royalty, are valued as much for their unsullied reputations as their solid track records.’
    • ‘While the more prestigious Villages Beaujolais survived the crisis with their reputations mostly unsullied, the Nouveau did not.’
    • ‘GM's biggest advantage in China, though, is its unsullied reputation.’
    • ‘Who's more human: the perfect couple in that unsullied Paradise, or the flawed but complex people you interact with every day?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In America, her reputation remains no more unsullied than she herself would wish.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Why is the second-rate part of a hero's corpus uncritically praised or else ignored to keep the hero's reputation unsullied.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is pristine and unsullied so long as we always draw from the source.’
    • ‘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 vaguely licentious reputation of cinema also keeps women away, since they must be careful to keep their own reputations unsullied.’
    • ‘Much of the old town is 17th century, and surprisingly intact and unsullied by suburbs, despite being only 15 miles from Amsterdam.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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