un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | \ ˌən-kən-ˈdish-nəl How to pronounce unconditional (audio) , -ˈdi-shə-nᵊl\

Definition of unconditional

1 : not conditional or limited : absolute, unqualified unconditional surrender unconditional love

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Examples of unconditional in a Sentence

They demanded an unconditional surrender. He had an unconditional loyalty to his family. their unconditional love of their children
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But words cannot express the unconditional love and devotion of her sister, Joan, to whom Sally will always be indebted. courant.com, "Sally Clemence," 3 Sep. 2019 Another recent shift has been a sharp rise in the number of unconditional offers, as universities compete to attract students (much to the concern of teachers, who fear that no-strings offers make pupils slack off in their exams). The Economist, "Labour plans a shake-up of English university admissions," 17 Aug. 2019 No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender. Karl Rove, WSJ, "The Shutdown and the Next Election," 16 Jan. 2019 Her compassion, tenderness and unconditional love will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew her. courant.com, "Myrtle Corsillo," 15 Aug. 2019 For my wife Mieke for her unconditional love and support and reminding me what is most important in life. Dennis Waszak Jr., chicagotribune.com, "Jets kicker Chandler Catanzaro, 28, retires after shaky start to training camp," 11 Aug. 2019 Oh, male bonds; so reserved and yet so unconditional. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, "This (Wo)Man’s Work," 19 July 2019 Their hysterical worship of Stalin and their total and unconditional rejection of him sprang from the same soil. Aaron Lake Smith, Harper's magazine, "The Trials of Vasily Grossman," 24 June 2019 The mom of two humans and six animals says her three dogs, Phoebe, Alex and Bear offer unconditional love. Marina Affo, USA TODAY, "Delaware's latest First State title: Only no-kill state for shelter animals," 11 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unconditional

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unconditional

: not limited in any way : complete and absolute


un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | \ ˌən-kən-ˈdi-shə-nᵊl How to pronounce unconditional (audio) \

Kids Definition of unconditional

: without any special exceptions an unconditional surrender

Other Words from unconditional

unconditionally adverb We loved her unconditionally.


un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | \ ˌən-kən-ˈdish-nəl, -ˈdish-ən-ᵊl How to pronounce unconditional (audio) \

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un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | \ ˌən-kən-ˈdi-shə-nəl How to pronounce unconditional (audio) \

Legal Definition of unconditional

: not conditional or limited : absolute, unqualified

Other Words from unconditional

unconditionally adverb

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