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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unseasoned, untested, untried, youngadjective

    not tried or tested by experience

    "unseasoned artillery volunteers"; "still untested in battle"; "an illustrator untried in mural painting"; "a young hand at plowing"

  2. untested, untriedadjective

    not yet proved or subjected to testing

    "an untested drug"; "untested theory"; "an untried procedure"


  1. untriedadjective

    Not yet tried or tested; unknown.

  2. Etymology: From un- + try + -ed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Untriedadjective

    It behoves,
    From hard essays, and ill successes past,
    A faithful leader, not to hazard all
    Through ways of danger, by himself untry’d. John Milton.

    That she no ways nor means may leave untry’d,
    Thus to her sister she herself apply’d. John Denham.

    Never more
    Mean I to try, what rash untry’d I sought,
    The pain of absence from thy sight. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    The happiest of mankind overlooking those solid blessings which they already have, set their hearts upon somewhat which they want; some untry’d pleasure, which, if they could but taste, they should then be compleatly blest. Francis Atterbury.

    Self-preservation, the long acquaintance of soul and body, the untry’d condition of a separation, are sufficient reasons not to turn our backs upon life, out of an humour. Collier.

    Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought!
    Through what variety of untry’d being,
    Through what new scenes and changes must we pass? Addis.

    The father secure,
    Ventures his filial virtue, though untry’d,
    Against whate’er may tempt. John Milton, Par. Regain’d.


  1. untried

    Untried generally refers to something or someone that has not been tested or proven, or is not yet experienced or attempted. It can apply to methods, ideas, theories, individuals and more, reflecting the lack of exposure or adjustment to a particular action or situation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Untried

    un-trīd′, adj. not tried, not yet experienced, not yet having passed trial: unnoticed.

Anagrams for untried »

  1. intrude

  2. turdine

  3. untired

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of untried in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of untried in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of untried in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    What is conservativism? Is it not the aherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?

  2. G.K. Chesterton:

    The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    It's totally untried and would make it very, very difficult to do free trade deals, if you have the new customs partnership, you have a crazy system whereby you end up collecting the tariffs on behalf of the EU at the UK frontier.

  4. Bonnie Bedelia:

    You bet it was [ Bruce Willis first big film ], it was kind of like a big thing when Bruce Willis got this because Bruce Willis was just on ‘ Moonlighting. ’ This was Bruce Willis first movie, and Bruce Willis was the star of a huge blockbuster and it was very well advertised that Bruce Willis was making $ 5 million, which at the time was unbelievable. And everybody was like, ‘ Why would you pay $ 5 million to an untried movie star ? ’ But boy, someone was really smart.

  5. Willa Sibert Cather:

    Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.

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