un·​al·​loyed ˌən-ə-ˈlȯid How to pronounce unalloyed (audio)
: not alloyed : unmixed, unqualified, pure
unalloyed metals
unalloyed happiness

Examples of unalloyed in a Sentence

the unalloyed happiness that marriage has brought them
Recent Examples on the Web Those recordings give you pure, unalloyed, marvelous Pollini. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 26 Mar. 2024 Its secondary hero is ennobled by a folksy wisdom and probity so unalloyed as to border on the supernatural. Tyler Austin Harper, The Atlantic, 12 Mar. 2024 Yet China’s growing role in the region has not been an unalloyed good. Shannon K. O’Neil, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Still, the union cannot be described as unalloyed bliss. Sue Reilly, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 The piece, purchased from a Madison Avenue gallerist, features a large Buddha surrounded by intricate vignettes depicting his life, in unalloyed copper with traces of gilding. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024 But the conception of these whiskeys as some kind of unalloyed good leaves behind much if not most of the drinking public, who don’t buy it at liquor stores and don’t order it in bars, and who likely see it as a threat to their palates, to say nothing of their livers. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 4 Feb. 2024 There was at least one unalloyed positive: The fruit, Kirkpatrick said, was the highest quality produced by Lindcove Ranch in many years. Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Readers seeking an unalloyed South African voice prepared to deliver them into a township have often found themselves as disappointed as Beatriz was by Witold’s performance. Jennifer Wilson, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unalloyed was in 1667

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“Unalloyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unalloyed. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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un·​al·​loyed ˌən-ᵊl-ˈȯid How to pronounce unalloyed (audio)
: not alloyed : unmixed, pure
unalloyed metals
unalloyed happiness
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