unhandseled

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ handseled

Adjective[edit]

unhandseled (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) unused; untouched; pure
    • 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson, On the American Scholar
      Not out of those on whom systems of education have exhausted their culture comes the helpful giant to destroy the old or to build the new, but out of unhandseled savage nature, out of terrible Druids and berserkers, come at last Alfred and Shakespeare.