- not touched or handled, as material.
- not explored or visited: untouched lands.
- not eaten or drunk.
- remaining in a pristine state; unchanged: an untouched innocent; an untouched world.
- not injured or hurt; undamaged: untouched by the exploding bombs.
- not affected or altered: She was untouched by the life around her.
- emotionally unmoved; indifferent: She was left untouched by the music.
- not mentioned or described, as in conversation or a book: an untouched subject.
Origin of untouched
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Examples from the Web for untouched
The mockery comes from a place unburdened by history and untouched by the present.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
An important enabler of this abuse is the shrugs of the untouched, whose rising shoulders prop up the toxic world.Zelda Williams Is the Latest to Leave Twitter Because of Ugly Attacks
August 14, 2014
We joked about the untouched boxload of brand new snow shovels.Downsizing the War: Layoffs and Yard Sales in Afghanistan
August 1, 2014
Inside the mobile home the next day, she says, were an untouched glass of wine and a burned-down cigarette.The True Life of Marilyn Chambers, the ‘Other’ Queen of Porn
August 19, 2013
This would leave the top rate under ATRA untouched while shifting the terms of the tax debate to friendlier terrain.Chill Out on the Top Tax Rate
June 3, 2013
There she was, an untouched roll and chop on her plate, a cup of coffee by her side.Meadow Grass
Not a man had moved among us; the body was untouched at our feet.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
Glory gathered up the money, but left the "character" untouched.The Christian
When she returned to clear the cloth, the supper was untouched.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
My own feelings were untouched, and hers I felt to be equally so.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)
- not used, handled, touched, etc
- not injured or harmed
- (postpositive) emotionally unmoved
- not changed, modified, or affected
- (of food or drink) left without being consumed
- not mentioned or referred tohe left the subject untouched
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Word Origin and History for untouched
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper