One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not violated or desecrated.‘the ground above the stone was undisturbed, the stone unviolated’
whole, entire, complete, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, uninjured, unimpaired, unflawed, faultless, flawless, unscathed, untouched, unspoilt, unmutilated, unsevered, unblemished, unmarred, unmarked, perfect, pristine, inviolate, undefiled, unsullied, in one pieceView synonyms
- ‘A court has determined, based on the testimony of several witnesses, that her wish would have been to remain unviolated by a feeding tube if she had no hope of recovering.’
- ‘Eliot's famous remark about Henry James, that he had a mind so fine it was unviolated by an idea, seems to me to reflect such a state as the ideal for an artist, or perhaps for anyone.’
- ‘The autonomous life is a life within unviolated rights.’
- ‘The abductors are left unviolated at the outer aspect of the ilium.’
- 1.1 (of a woman) virginal.‘the idea that men only want pure, untouched, unviolated women’
- ‘Women have proven that they are capable of moving about alone and unviolated, able to protect their chastity while earning their own livelihood and working outside the home.’
- ‘At the film's climax, the malefic priest responsible for all this mischief sets his sights on the last unviolated woman in Hong Kong, but he still needs a little erotic encouragement.’
- ‘But how were we supposed to feel when Charlie took the girl home unviolated - indeed happily glowing from a sexual awakening that was so blatantly not the one in our worst imaginings?’
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