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[uhn-kuh n-dish-uh-nl] /ˌʌn kənˈdɪʃ ə nl/
not limited by conditions; absolute:
an unconditional promise.
Mathematics, absolute (def 12).
1660-70; un-1 + conditional
Related forms
unconditionally, adverb
unconditionalness, unconditionality, noun
1. complete, unqualified, categorical. Unabridged
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Examples for unconditional
  • It was a precautionary and unconditional overdraft offered only to top-quality borrowers, say officials.
  • It reaffirms my desire to help these warm hearted, unconditional loving creatures.
  • She and all those who care for her deserve unconditional support.
  • Great job from the entire crew by offering that unconditional help with an unfazed effort.
  • There will be neither rest nor tranquility in the world until unconditional life is granted to all its citizens.
  • Both approaches-unconditional engagement and unconditional disengagement-are likely to fail.
  • No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.
  • Do not, however, understand this as an announcement of dogmatic lectures which demand your unconditional belief.
  • No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.
  • But its favour, never unconditional, seems to be shifting.
British Dictionary definitions for unconditional


without conditions or limitations; total unconditional surrender
(maths) (of an equality) true for all values of the variable (x+1)>x is an unconditional equality
Derived Forms
unconditionally, adverb
unconditionalness, unconditionality, noun
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Word Origin and History for unconditional
1666, from un- (1) "not" + conditional (see condition). Unconditional surrender is attested from 1830.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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