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un- +‎ tainted

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untainted (comparative more untainted, superlative most untainted)

  1. Not tainted; free of contamination; pure.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volumes (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar, [], →OCLC:
      The master of [the Bell public house] is brother to the great preacher Whitefield; but is absolutely untainted with the pernicious principles of Methodism, or of any other heretical sect.
    • 1877, W. S. Gilbert, The Sorcerer, Act I:
      Time was when Love and I were well acquainted.
      Time was when we walked ever hand in hand.
      A saintly youth, with worldly thought untainted,
      None better loved than I in all the land!