[ uhn-han-dld ]
/ ʌnˈhæn dld /


not handled; not touched.
(of animals) untamed; unbroken; untrained.

Nearby words

  1. unhair,
  2. unhallow,
  3. unhallowed,
  4. unhampered,
  5. unhand,
  6. unhandsome,
  7. unhandy,
  8. unhappily,
  9. unhappy,
  10. unharmed

Origin of unhandled

First recorded in 1550–60; un-1 + handled

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

  • 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.

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