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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Recent Examples on the Web There are currently no COVID-19 treatments with global, unconditional regulatory approval. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "Fujifilm seeks government approval for a COVID-19 treatment that is said to speed up recovery," 23 Sep. 2020 The fellowships are unconditional, non-matching awards made directly to individual Arkansas artists, according to a news release. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, "Arkansas Arts Council announces $4,000 Artist Fellowship awards," 18 Sep. 2020 Their love had always been unconditional for their children. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Families may find it hard to deactivate social media accounts after loved-one’s death," 10 Sep. 2020 Backing for the Trump administration should not be unconditional, argued James Curran, a former Australian official and expert on U.S.-Australian relations at the University of Sydney. Washington Post, "A lion or a porcupine? Insecurity drives China’s Xi to take on the world.," 7 Aug. 2020 Everyone can get behind the concepts of unconditional love and all of us coming together to make a difference. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Kansas City fans told on themselves by booing NFL’s moment of unity," 11 Sep. 2020 The Giants’ bid to reach the 2020 playoffs will not include one of their most iconic players, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was placed on unconditional release waivers before Thursday night’s game against the Padres, the club said. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants cut icon Pablo Sandoval, expected to activate power-hitting Justin Smoak," 10 Sep. 2020 And to call for dialog without taking some confidence building measures, such as the unconditional release of political prisoners, is a non-starter. Mulugeta G Berhe (phd), Quartz Africa, "Ethiopia’s escalating regional political crisis has roots in its federal system," 3 Sep. 2020 And reading the Bible got me there, and the unconditional love of my parents and my pastor. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, "Q & A with Penn Jillette: Crackpot hippies, politics and why the best tricks are no secret," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of unconditional

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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30 Sep 2020

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“Unconditional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconditional. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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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