un·​ex·​pur·​gat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈek-spər-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce unexpurgated (audio) \

Definition of unexpurgated

: not having potentially offensive or otherwise objectionable parts removed : not expurgated an unexpurgated edition

Examples of unexpurgated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sturgis quotes extensively from the unexpurgated trial transcript, first published in 2003, by Wilde’s grandson, the scholar Merlin Holland. The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 For his unexpurgated comments, check out the video. John Greathouse, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 For their unexpurgated comments, check out the video. John Greathouse, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Readers had to wait another half-century for the Library of America, a nonprofit that publishes classic American literature in authoritative new editions, to release an unexpurgated version. Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 Those are the songs Monét is writing, mostly with her main muse, Ariana Grande, the biggest pop star with the most feels to share: raw emotion ripped from text messages and plopped, practically unexpurgated, onto a trap beat. Allison P. Davis, Billboard, 13 June 2019 In 1995, an unexpurgated version of the diary was published, prompting another round of debate about its authorship. Karen Bartlett, Newsweek, 5 Feb. 2015 The unexpurgated expletive appeared, in capital letters, on the graphics known as chyrons that dominate the lower portion of the screen on CNN and MSNBC. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, 11 Jan. 2018 Later, the network evening newscasts ran long, unexpurgated clips of Mr. Trump’s appearance, rather than the usual short clips. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, 15 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of unexpurgated

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Unexpurgated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexpurgated. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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