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[uhn-mit-i-gey-tid] /ʌnˈmɪt ɪˌgeɪ tɪd/
not mitigated; not softened or lessened:
unmitigated suffering.
unqualified or absolute:
an unmitigated bore.
Origin of unmitigated
1590-1600; un-1 + mitigated
Related forms
unmitigatedly, adverb
1. unrelieved, unabated, unbroken, persistent. Unabridged
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  • My immediate reaction was one of pure, unmitigated fear.
  • It is no exaggeration to say that in all respects these vessels were absolute and unmitigated failures.
  • But on the stage and ever afterward, it became pure evil, an unmitigated disaster.
  • As fans, they watched this film with unmitigated excitement.
  • It used to be that outside investors reacted with unmitigated joy when a company started to buy back its shares.
  • Only matched by the unmitigated zeal of the uninformed and the greedy.
  • It's a place to complain about all the things that make commuting unmitigated drudgery.
  • But the election was hardly an unmitigated triumph for the government.
  • But it will take time before the project can be considered an unmitigated success.
  • He begrudges midway game operators who are driven by unmitigated greed to create remote odds of success.
British Dictionary definitions for unmitigated


not diminished in intensity, severity, etc
(prenominal) (intensifier): an unmitigated disaster
Derived Forms
unmitigatedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unmitigated

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of mitigate.

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