not scathed; unharmed; uninjured: She survived the accident unscathed.

Origin of unscathed

1325–75; Middle English; see un-1, scathed

Synonyms for unscathed

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British Dictionary definitions for unscathed



not harmed or injured
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Word Origin and History for unscathed

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of scathe. Mainly in Scottish before 19c. Cf. Old Norse ostaðaðr, Swedish oskadad.

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