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unmitigated

[uhn-mit-i-gey-tid] /ʌnˈmɪt ɪˌgeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
not mitigated; not softened or lessened:
unmitigated suffering.
2.
unqualified or absolute:
an unmitigated bore.
Origin of unmitigated
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-1 + mitigated
Related forms
unmitigatedly, adverb
Synonyms
1. unrelieved, unabated, unbroken, persistent.
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  • It was three o'clock or thereabouts; and Peter was reading in his garden; and the whole world lay basking in unmitigated sunshine.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland
  • That worthy began to think the detective from Paris was an unmitigated nuisance.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • At this display of geographical accuracy Dot fairly cheered, and rocked herself to and fro in unmitigated enjoyment.

    The Land of Lost Toys Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Only Zacheus, the philosopher, seemed to find them unmitigated nuisances.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then he gave an exhibition of unmitigated bad temper most amusing to contemplate-from my safe position.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for unmitigated

unmitigated

/ʌnˈmɪtɪˌɡeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
not diminished in intensity, severity, etc
2.
(prenominal) (intensifier): an unmitigated disaster
Derived Forms
unmitigatedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unmitigated
adj.

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

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