un·​adul·​ter·​at·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈdəl-tə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce unadulterated (audio) \

Definition of unadulterated

1 : not adulterated : pure unadulterated food
2 : complete, unqualified an unadulterated fool

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unadulteratedly adverb

Examples of unadulterated in a Sentence

an unadulterated solution is required for the experiment the unadulterated nonsense that you sometimes hear from political pundits on TV

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There are dozens, if not hundreds, of others of its kind, unceremoniously serving unadulterated national cuisine to working-class compatriots. Seth Kugel, New York Times, "A Whirlwind, Round-the-World Food Tour of Queens," 1 July 2019 Who would have ever dreamed that television would one day be spoken of with such unadulterated reverence by Meryl freaking Streep? The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "‘I Like to Watch’ explores TV as, well, just great," 14 June 2019 This is the Rousseau everyone knows, the unadulterated talent, painter of fluorescent jungle scenes, wild beasts, and enigmatic, sphinxlike women. María Gainza, Harper's magazine, "Both Sides Now," 10 May 2019 Southgate, on the other hand, encapsulated the same emotion that was plentiful behind the goal – raw, unadulterated joy. SI.com, "90Min World Cup Fan Diaries: The Battle of Volgograd," 21 June 2018 Kassem, who had just celebrated her own birthday one day prior to our chat, believes that her company is about creating that pure, unadulterated joy that comes with birthdays. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "What I Wear to Work: Amirah Kassem, Founder of Flour Shop," 25 Feb. 2019 Needless to say, the response from Lush's followers has been nothing short of pure, unadulterated elation. Marci Robin, Allure, "Rose Jam Shower Gel Is Finally a Permanent Lush Product," 11 Aug. 2018 The design, which requires the skirt to be fully, awkwardly fanned out to be seen, is pure, unadulterated meme-bait. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Miss Universe Singapore’s pageant dress is a giant mural of Trump and Kim Jong Un shaking hands," 29 Nov. 2018 At least eight states specify that tattoo ink must be sterile, nontoxic or unadulterated, according to the Network for Public Health Law, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Tattoo Industry Wins Over Millennials," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of unadulterated

circa 1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unadulterated was circa 1719

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English Language Learners Definition of unadulterated

: not having anything added : not adulterated
: complete and total

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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