Definition of unworn in English:

unworn

adjective

  • 1Not damaged or shabby-looking as a result of much use.

    ‘the tyres appear unworn, even after many fast miles’
    ‘unworn carpeting’
    • ‘The car looked immaculate and the interior was clean and unworn, which could mean the mileage was accurate, although the digits on the speedo didn't quite line up - a telltale sign that the mileometer might have been tampered with.’
    • ‘Even though relatively unworn teeth were measured when possible, the HI represents a conservative estimate because any wear or incomplete eruption reduces the numerator, crown height.’
    • ‘Once or twice we crossed trackways, small and unworn.’
    • ‘The trail descends, as stony as a streambed but never smooth, for these rocks are angular, unworn by steadily running water.’
    • ‘It is interrupted near its middle in unworn teeth.’
    • ‘Even on relatively unworn specimens hypoconid and entoconid are not clearly discernible.’
    • ‘The specimen from Massachusetts was an after-hatching-year bird with newly acquired basic plumage and fully developed and unworn flight feathers, indicative of early molt.’
    • ‘On unworn specimens, the serrated crest is highest at the third cusp and is often weakly sigmoid in dorsal view: the most labial cusp is the fourth or fifth, and the talonid curves more lingually.’
    • ‘The long and straight anteroloph is isolated in unworn teeth.’
    • ‘The feel of the worn part of the mat is quite different to the unused and unworn section on the bottom left part of the pad.’
    • ‘The tooth is virtually unworn, displaying only small wear facets on the anterior side and tip of the paracone, the tip of the metacone and adjacent parts of the postparacrista, and the sides of the protocone and on the conules.’
    • ‘Roundness is increased by abrasion and chemical weathering processes, which blunt particle edges, and decreased by fracturing, which creates new, unworn edges.’
    • ‘Yet its unworn state suggests that it was not left in the open for long, and a crack across the base may indicate that it was pushed over by force - so the original story that the rebels pushed down the stone should not be dismissed.’
    • ‘A small disruption between entoconid and entostylid can be observed in almost all of the unworn specimens.’
    • ‘When unworn, the enamel covering the talonid basin is densely crenulated.’
    • ‘‘Clean interiors, seats and unworn pedal pads speak a lot about the car's overall condition,’ he added.’
    • ‘Cut off the unworn part of old sheets to make pillowcases.’
    unutilized, not made use of, unemployed, unexploited, not in service, non-functioning
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  • 2(of a garment) never worn.

    ‘a dress still with the price labels, unworn’
    • ‘She picked out a brand-new, unworn dark denim miniskirt and held it up against her, checking it out in the mirror.’
    • ‘And of the things you can't call vintage, what has remained unworn in your closet for the longest time?’
    • ‘In addition to the shirts worn by men and women, one unworn shirt was included in the sample.’
    • ‘I still have a jumper bought by my mother last Christmas unworn and still in its bag.’
    • ‘Goods can be returned within 28 days with a receipt as long as they're unworn and undamaged.’
    • ‘Your cupboards are full of new clothes, shoes, jewellery and make-up, either unworn with labels still attached or worn once and never touched again.’
    • ‘There can be few museums in the world whose range of exhibits includes a stuffed, 5ft-long, prehistoric fish and a pair of unworn, extremely expensive, blue cowboy-boots.’
    • ‘Sara fell into step beside him, finally realizing that she clenched and unclenched her still unworn gloves in her hand.’
    • ‘The situation is even more maddening when the trousers are brand new and still unworn.’
    • ‘The unworn white cotton T-shirts were prepared by washing them with nonperfumed soap powder and keeping them in odorless plastic freezing bags after drying.’
    • ‘My new white dress, unworn, remained in my suitcase and we arrived at the Castle on the edge of the sea with five minutes to spare.’
    • ‘We're honoring the event by offering you the chance to win a pair of unworn (as far as we know) promotion Google boxer shorts.’
    • ‘I have reevaluated my collection of necklaces, most of them unworn, many of them gestures intended by my mother to fertilize the stunted signifiers of my femininity.’
    • ‘What a rich woman cannot consume, such as the diamond bauble that sits unworn in the back of her jewelry box, is simply wasted, socially speaking.’
    • ‘On average, men rated the unworn t-shirt's scent attractiveness 3.82 and women rated it 4.02.’
    • ‘If it has languished in your wardrobe since last winter's sales, chances are it will still be there unworn in January 2005.’
    • ‘It's a mature and intelligent work which explores with sympathy and candour not only Maggie's empty lifestyle but also the restricted world of her more ‘sensible’ sister, whose collection of shoes goes mostly unworn.’
    • ‘Human nakedness was given no added nobility, but unworn noble garments did command separate admiration.’
    • ‘‘If an item is returned with a receipt, unopened or unused / unworn, the retailer sees the return as an opportunity to provide good customer service,’ she says.’

Pronunciation

unworn

/ʌnˈwɔːn/