untouched

Something untouched has literally not been touched (like the untouched spinach on your plate), or has not been emotionally moved (like the hardened criminal who remains untouched throughout his victim's testimony).

If you're not moved to some emotion, you're untouched, and if your dog doesn't eat his dinner, you'll see an untouched bowl of kibble still sitting there in the morning. You might find it hard to remain untouched by the fresh, white, untouched snow. This adjective comes from touched, which can mean "emotionally moved" or "physically affected." Add the "not" prefix un-, and you get untouched.

Definitions of untouched
1

adj emotionally unmoved

Synonyms:
unaffected, unmoved
unaffected
undergoing no change when acted upon
unemotional
unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
Antonyms:
affected, moved, stirred, touched
being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
affected
acted upon; influenced
emotional
of more than usual emotion
sick
deeply affected by a strong feeling
show more antonyms...

adj not influenced or affected

“"stewed in its petty provincialism untouched by the brisk debates that stirred the old world"- V.L.Parrington”
Synonyms:
uninfluenced, unswayed
unaffected
undergoing no change when acted upon

adj not tasted

“an untouched cocktail in her hand”
Synonyms:
untasted
full
containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

adj not having come in contact

Antonyms:
touched
having come into contact
brushed
touched lightly in passing; grazed against
grazed
scraped or touched lightly in passing
show more antonyms...

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.