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unsullied

adjective

  1. (clean)  spotlessly clean and fresh
    Similar to: clean
  2. (unblemished)  of reputation, free from blemishes
    Synonyms: stainless, unstained, untainted, untarnished. Similar to: unblemished
  3. (pure)  free from moral blemish or impurity
    Synonyms: white. Similar to: pure

Etymology summary

un- + sullied
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

unsullied [reputation, etc]

not stained or tarnished (4 of 389 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unsullied

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unsullied [literary]

not spoiled ; if you have an unsullied reputation, people do not know anything bad about you (17 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unsullied

Oxford Dictionary:

unsullied

not spoiled or made impure (5 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unsullied

Cambridge Dictionary:

unsullied [formal]

not damaged or made dirty by anything (7 of 14 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unsullied

Wiktionary:

unsullied | immaculate [synonym] | spotless [synonym] | undefiled [synonym]

Not sullied. (2 of 3 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unsullied

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

unsullied

Origin: un- + sullied

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unsullied

un-

Origin: Middle English un-, from Old English un- ("un-"), from Proto-Germanic *un- ("un-"), from ... | Middle English on-, from Old English ond-, and- ("against, facing, toward; in return, back, without"), from... (30 of 113 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/un-

Collins Dictionary:

sullied | sullies [plural] | sully

First use: 16th century

Origin: probably from French souiller to soil

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sullied

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

unsullied [reputation, etc]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unsullied"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unsullied

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unsullied [literary]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unsullied"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unsullied

Macmillan American Dictionary:

unsullied [literary]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unsullied"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/unsullied

Cambridge Dictionary:

unsullied [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "unsullied"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "unsullied"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unsullied

the Free Dictionary:

unsullied

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unsullied"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "unsullied"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/unsullied

Google Dictionary:

unsullied

Audio: English pronunciation of "unsullied"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=unsullied

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