unconditional

adjective
un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | \ˌən-kən-ˈdish-nəl, -ˈdi-shə-nᵊl\

Definition of unconditional 

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

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Other Words from unconditional

unconditionally adverb

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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There’s the unconditional love, the furry cuddles, the companionship. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "How to make your dog Instagram-famous, according to an agent for “pet influencers”," 6 Nov. 2018 There is no bitterness or misunderstanding there, only acceptance and unconditional love. Bailey Gaddis, Woman's Day, "Why I Leave the Christ Out of Christmas," 9 Dec. 2015 Republican voters have elevated unconditional support for Trump into a first principle. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "The GOP Is Trump’s Personality Cult. Could Democrats Do the Same?," 27 June 2018 ThyssenKrupp has been an important military supplier to Israel for decades, encouraged by Germany’s postwar policy of unconditional support for Israeli defense. Matthew Campbell, Bloomberg.com, "Benjamin Netanyahu Could Be Heading for a Fifth Term. Or to Court," 14 June 2018 This looks less like a smart negotiating tactic and more like unconditional support for Israel, well beyond what past presidents were willing to give. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Trump, Gaza, and the “blank check” approach to Israel," 15 May 2018 Bhattacharyya added that addiction is a disease of isolation and is self-defeating, and Lola provides the unconditional kindness that its sufferers have been missing. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Therapy retriever makes days golden at Costa Mesa women’s rehab," 5 May 2018 Kinship ties provide unmatched loyalty and unconditional support, reinforcing group connections and ensuring commitment. Julie Chernov Hwang, Washington Post, "New research shows why terrorists quit terrorism," 12 July 2018 From a policy standpoint, broad and unconditional safe harbors are advantageous for internet intermediaries. Tarleton Gillespie, WIRED, "How Social Networks Set the Limits of What We Can Say Online," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of unconditional

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unconditional

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unconditional

: not limited in any way : complete and absolute

unconditional

adjective
un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | \ˌən-kən-ˈdi-shə-nᵊl \

Kids Definition of unconditional

: without any special exceptions an unconditional surrender

Other Words from unconditional

unconditionally adverb We loved her unconditionally.

unconditional

adjective
un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | \ˌən-kən-ˈdish-nəl, -ˈdish-ən-ᵊl \

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unconditional

adjective
un·​con·​di·​tion·​al | \ˌən-kən-ˈdi-shə-nəl \

Legal Definition of unconditional 

: not conditional or limited : absolute, unqualified

Other Words from unconditional

unconditionally adverb

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