Definition of "untarnished" []

  • (of silver, etc) not tarnished or discoloured (adjective)
  • Not tainted or spoiled (adjective)
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Use "untarnished" in a sentence
  • "They are proud to transmit their title untarnished to their descendants, are ready to make serious sacrifices in its behalf, to exercise the rigid self-denials of family control for its sake, and to engrave the motto of "noblesse oblige" on their hearts in order to sustain it; but they bitterly complain that without the majorat, and the transmission of outward, visible supports in land and houses to strengthen it, the empty sound carries little weight."
  • "Provided that our virtue be high and our name untarnished, then our office may be low and our income meagre, it is not the fault of our talents, and we should not feel oppressed by it."
  • "I like to think that you have come out of all your troubles quite unscathed, young, your name untarnished, your hands clean."