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
Recent Examples on the Web The dramatic extension of life spans across the world, increasing from 70 years in 2010 to 2015 to 83 years in 2095 to 2100, may seem like unadulterated good news, but what that means for quality of life is not as straightforward. Malavika Vyawahare, Scientific American, "Can the Planet Support 11 Billion People?," 12 Aug. 2015 And their work, far from being received by all as unadulterated journalistic truth, kicked off intense debate, including in the pages of the New York Times. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, "Ronan Farrow Is Not a “Resistance” Journalist," 19 May 2020 Having unadulterated fun without any strings attached is the ticket. oregonlive, "Horoscope for April 11, 2020: Gemini, don’t take the first offer; Aquarius, make the first move," 11 Apr. 2020 Good stewardship will only go so far, though, and with global business now more interconnected and interdependent than ever, unadulterated success will be rare. Brad Stone, Bloomberg.com, "Which Tech Companies Will Thrive, Survive and Suffer in the Pandemic," 8 May 2020 Most celebrities do not experience this kind of unadulterated approval online. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Welcome to Botnet, Where Everyone’s an Influencer," 1 Mar. 2020 But sipping pure, unadulterated Madeira is like drinking history in a glass. National Geographic, "Try the coveted wine that made this Portuguese island famous," 10 Jan. 2020 Even worse, everyone affected by the crime — including the dirty doc’s daughter Julia (Brittany Snow) — treats the whole thing with comic frustration rather than unadulterated horror. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "The best (and worst) TV shows of 2019," 11 Dec. 2019 The outrage came swiftly, and the message was clear: There is no room for such a grotesque display in amateur athletics, which everyone knows is built upon an unadulterated love of the game. Mike Finger, ExpressNews.com, "In college football, a solution for a scandal," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of unadulterated

circa 1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Jun 2020

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“Unadulterated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadulterated. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unadulterated

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

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