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[ih-mit-i-guh-buh l] /ɪˈmɪt ɪ gə bəl/
not mitigable; not to be mitigated.
Origin of immitigable
1570-80; < Late Latin immītigābilis. See im-2, mitigable
Related forms
immitigability, noun
immitigably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for immitigable
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  • He knows and he despises with active and immitigable contempt the shallowness and fickleness of the multitude.

    Shadows of the Stage William Winter
  • He was intent on an audacious, immitigable, and supernatural revenge.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • immitigable, im-it′i-ga-bl, adj. incapable of being mitigated.

  • Before long he would be given over to dullness and immitigable ennui.

    The Tysons May Sinclair
  • And again they pay the price: and so on to the last foreclosure and the immitigable end.

  • My maiden-speech is a triumphant one, for the gentleman in seaweed has nothing to offer in reply save an immitigable roaring.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But this immitigable Minos cared only to examine whether they were plump enough to satisfy the Minotaur's appetite.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • To begin with, they are marked by such a deliberate and immitigable baseness of p. 204morality as makes them impossible to man.

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • Her marriage had been an immitigable error which she had spent her life in trying to look straight in the face.

    Roderick Hudson Henry James
  • He had never been clever; he smarted now under the revelation that all things considered he was an immitigable ass.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for immitigable


(rare) unable to be mitigated; relentless; unappeasable
Derived Forms
immitigably, adverb
immitigability, noun
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Word Origin and History for immitigable

1570s, from Latin immitigabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not" (see in- (1) + mitigabilis, from past participle stem of mitigare "make mild or gentle" (see mitigate). Related: Immitigably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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