un·​al·​loyed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈlȯid How to pronounce unalloyed (audio) \

Definition of unalloyed

: not alloyed : unmixed, unqualified, pure unalloyed metals unalloyed happiness

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the unalloyed happiness that marriage has brought them
Recent Examples on the Web The school has issued an unalloyed apology and plans to offer bias-mitigation training to the Wharton staff (which is unlikely to work). Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Midwest college gift shop removes display of dolls of Black leaders that were hanging from a tree," 5 Feb. 2020 In most regards the result of that election has caused unalloyed celebration for people on the political right. Douglas Murray, National Review, "Brexit, for Real This Time," 19 Dec. 2019 For Hong Kong, Alibaba’s plans are an unalloyed positive. Tim Culpan And Nisha Gopalan | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Alibaba Seizes a Brief Window of Opportunity," 8 Nov. 2019 For many white parents, the process of socializing their children is an unalloyed good, an uncomplicated part of child-rearing that poses no real threat. Dani Mcclain, The Atlantic, "What’s Lost When Black Children Are Socialized into a White World," 21 Nov. 2019 The ark of history But the march to adaptation is not an unalloyed good. The Economist, "Humanity will find ways to adapt to climate change," 19 Sep. 2019 On this score, Mr. Trump is the most unalloyed success, fusing boardroom bravado and constant exaggeration to convince his supporters that his vast wealth was an asset. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, "How Should a Billionaire Behave in Public? A Run for President Is One Option," 8 Nov. 2019 Pearl was a far more fully realized work than any of her earlier efforts, an apotheosis of blues rock with performances that stun the listener with their unalloyed emotion. Jim Farber, EW.com, "How Janis Joplin went from small-town Texas kid to musical pioneer," 21 Oct. 2019 Nor was even his art an unalloyed pleasure: his public frustrated him. K.s.c., The Economist, "A blockbuster show at Tate Britain gives William Blake his due," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unalloyed

1667, in the meaning defined above

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“Unalloyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unalloyed. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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: not mixed with something else


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