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[uhn-skeyth d] /ʌnˈskeɪðd/
not scathed; unharmed; uninjured:
She survived the accident unscathed.
Origin of unscathed
1325-75; Middle English; see un-1, scathed
unhurt, unscratched, untouched, safe, whole. Unabridged
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  • Few history departments went unscathed when it came to hiring in this year's sluggish economy.
  • If no official wrongdoing is revealed, the administration could emerge unscathed.
  • The ants attacked the exposed cedar trees, but the protected trees went unscathed.
  • Of these, only the muons have enough penetrating power to reach the ground unscathed.
  • And, contrary to popular perceptions, mammals did not escape the extinction event unscathed.
  • One of the rockets crashed into the ground after its parachute failed, but the other made it back with the cellphone unscathed.
  • Foreign automakers, though, escaped almost unscathed and gained.
  • And he is so big that there is hardly anybody left unscathed by his scam artistry.
  • The glossy argyle of bronze and charcoal lies unscathed.
  • Even those unscathed physically bear deep psychic wounds.
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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