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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To me, the question becomes, can someone who never experienced something as simple (and as taken for granted) as the unconditional love of a family be expected to act differently? Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "Dennis Rodman Needs A Hug," 10 Sep. 2019 The downside to that method is that stars can’t always be convinced to stay, even with offers of free meals for life or a country’s unconditional adoration and affection. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "The important management lesson behind Bianca Andreescu’s US Open victory," 9 Sep. 2019 Thank you all for your unconditional love and support during this incredibly tragic time. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Teacher, biologist, nurse: These are some of the victims of the California boat fire," 3 Sep. 2019 At their meeting, the count assured the princess of his unconditional support. National Geographic, "This 'pretender princess' tried to steal Catherine the Great's throne," 6 Aug. 2019 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

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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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