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untarnished Line breaks: un|tar¦nished
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtɑːnɪʃt/

Definition of untarnished in English:


1(Of metal or metalware) not having lost its lustre.
Example sentences
  • Not only has she maintained it, but she has kept it bright and shining, untarnished by time.
  • The steel blade shimmered as if it were made of untarnished chrome.
  • As untarnished silver is the best reflector of light, it was used in ancient times to make mirrors.
1.1Not spoiled or damaged: his ministers enjoyed an untarnished reputation
More example sentences
  • I am pleased Opposition members seem to think I am such a threat that they need to damage my untarnished reputation in the House.
  • Polls suggest Labour is still trusted on the economy and the chancellor's reputation remains relatively untarnished.
  • I think many people need to see a bit of imperfection, a touch of corruption, to identify with many politicians - those with untarnished integrity tend to inspire dislike as they seem to uphold a standard others don't think they can meet.

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