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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Round of applause for this kind of unconditional love! Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Marlon Wayans Sends A Message Of Support To His Daughter Amai During Pride: 'I Wouldn't Change One Thing About You'," 4 June 2019 Many Americans wanted to smash the kaiser’s army and push for unconditional surrender; Wilson supported an armistice. Roger Lowenstein, WSJ, "‘The Great War in America’ Review: A Country at War With Itself," 21 Dec. 2018 And really most of diplomacy is not about unconditional surrender. Fox News, "Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger," 13 June 2018 Tuesday, May 8, 1945 News of Germany’s unconditional surrender was received quietly in San Diego as the city focused on the war effort in the Pacific. sandiegouniontribune.com, "May 8, 1945: Truman proclaims V-E Day," 8 May 2018 Thank you for always showing us that the true meaning of life is unconditional love. Katina Beniaris, Woman's Day, "Steve Irwin's Wife Reveals the Heartbreaking Reason Why She Hasn't Dated Since He Died," 22 Feb. 2019 Last week, prior to the board concluding its discussions regarding the investigation and taking formal action, Dr. Verma tendered his unconditional resignation. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Leading Salk scientist resigns after allegations of harassment," 11 June 2018 This is why the love for Modric in Croatia is not unconditional. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Luka Modric's Croatia Success Story Comes With Complications," 13 July 2018 All of these trials confronted various forms of skepticism, bringing warnings that unconditional cash would replace paychecks with the dole. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "Free Cash to Fight Income Inequality? California City Is First in U.S. to Try," 30 May 2018

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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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