[tawrn, tohrn]
Related formsun·torn, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for untorn

Historical Examples of untorn

  • Upon the railing was tacked a second flag—this one new and untorn.

  • And yet, he himself was not untorn by that which shook the man for whom his affection had grown year by year.

    The Shuttle

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • The8 film actress sensed the same competent strength in the brown, untorn hand that assisted her to rise to her feet.

    Steve Yeager

    William MacLeod Raine

  • It was demanded from them, for instance, that they should have untorn clothes—but from whence were they to get them?

    The Son of a Servant

    August Strindberg

  • He put the letter back in the untorn envelope and carefully fastened it up again.

    The Limit

    Ada Leverson

British Dictionary definitions for untorn


  1. the past participle of tear 1 (def. 2)
  2. that's torn it British slang an unexpected event or circumstance has upset one's plans
  1. split or cut
  2. divided or undecided, as in preferencehe was torn between staying and leaving
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Word Origin and History for untorn


past participle of tear (v.); from Old English getoren.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper