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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Victoria Monét on her 'Friendship-Based' Writing Success With Ariana Grande," 13 June 2019 In 1995, an unexpurgated version of the diary was published, prompting another round of debate about its authorship. Karen Bartlett, Newsweek, "Bringing Anne Frank Home - to Germany," 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, "After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It," 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, "‘Wow’: Stunned TV Hosts Reacted in Real Time to Trump," 15 Aug. 2017 Few shows have been as willing to portray brutal violence and raw sexuality in such in unexpurgated way. Patrick Cooley, cleveland.com, "First season of STARZ' 'American Gods' adaption ends Sunday," 17 June 2017

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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 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unexpurgated

formal, of a book, play, etc. : with all the parts that might offend people still included

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