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  1. not handled; not touched.
  2. (of animals) untamed; unbroken; untrained.
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Origin of unhandled

First recorded in 1550–60; un-1 + handled
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unhandled

Historical Examples

  • The tea-cups, saucered and lidded, but unhandled, stood in a row before the polished brass hot-water kettle.

    The Best Short Stories of 1919


  • It will take a power that some of us have not known to let that glass go untouched, and that quieting drug untasted and unhandled.

  • It seems strange that the great store of treasure which he opened to us should have been unhandled and unknown so long.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

    David Christie Murray

  • I would to God that I, too, possessed the tender irritableness of unhandled sensibility.