unconditional

adjective

un·​con·​di·​tion·​al ˌən-kən-ˈdish-nəl How to pronounce unconditional (audio)
-ˈdi-shə-nᵊl
1
: not conditional or limited : absolute, unqualified
unconditional surrender
unconditional love
2

Example Sentences

They demanded an unconditional surrender. He had an unconditional loyalty to his family. their unconditional love of their children
Recent Examples on the Web He will be placed on unconditional release waivers Thursday at 2 p.m. ET, and become an official free agent next Friday, Jan. 13. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 7 Jan. 2023 His team has seven days to trade him or place him on unconditional release waivers, meaning all 29 teams have the option to claim him and pay his 2023 salary. Chelsea Janes And Gus Garcia-roberts, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Jan. 2023 Bauer was technically designated for assignment, meaning the Dodgers will have seven days — until Thursday — to trade him, at which point the right-hander must be placed on unconditional release waivers. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2023 Add more than 3,500 five-star Amazon ratings and an unconditional one-year guarantee, and these are a no-brainer pick for anyone looking for a solid, budget-friendly pair of insoles. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 3 Jan. 2023 People exchanged unconditional loyalty to an employer for lifetime employment and a secure retirement. Scott Sonenshein, Fortune, 3 Jan. 2023 This unconditional money-back guarantee gives all Alpilean customers the ultimate confidence in trying the alpine ice hack solution risk-free today. Jon Goodwin, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 People exchanged unconditional loyalty to an employer for lifetime employment and a secure retirement. CBS News, 23 Dec. 2022 Or is a friend’s role to offer steadfast and unconditional support, and leave the unsolicited advice to parents, spouses, or siblings? Stephanie H. Murray, The Atlantic, 12 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unconditional was in 1666

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Cite this Entry

“Unconditional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconditional. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

unconditional

adjective
un·​con·​di·​tion·​al ˌən-kən-ˈdish-nəl How to pronounce unconditional (audio)
-ˈdish-ən-ᵊl
: not limited : absolute, unqualified
unconditional surrender
unconditionally
adverb

Medical Definition

unconditional

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

Legal Definition

unconditional

adjective
un·​con·​di·​tion·​al ˌən-kən-ˈdi-shə-nəl How to pronounce unconditional (audio)
: not conditional or limited : absolute, unqualified
unconditionally adverb

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