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

Definition of unalloyed

: 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 But the real world and its various markets are bigger and more intricate than the models of game theory, of course: No one has perfect information or consistent beliefs, no one acts in the realm of unalloyed reason. Samanth Subramanian, The New Republic, 8 Mar. 2022 That’s because unalloyed optimism, which is what’s generally purveyed by corporate executives, is unhealthy for capitalism, just as living on a diet exclusively of Twinkies would be for you or me. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2022 Admitting to suicidal thinking, much less publishing an extended, unalloyed account of it, remains an unremitting taboo. Anna Altman, The New Republic, 11 Nov. 2021 Summers, a former top economic adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, sees neither unalloyed prosperity nor dangerous decline. John Harwood, CNN, 12 Dec. 2021 In them, Gruden demonstrates an unalloyed contempt for this mission. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 12 Oct. 2021 Thus, the quantity of material being produced, and the size of the audiences subjected to it, became unalloyed goods. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 22 Oct. 2021 Not every risk paid off (see the Lisa computer), but Steve Jobs approached every instance of product creation with a sense of unalloyed audacity. Steve Vassallo, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 Liberals view a larger welfare state as an unalloyed good, but what’s the track record? Jason L. Riley, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 25 May. 2022.

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