un·mit·i·gat·ed | \ ˌən-ˈmi-tə-ˌgā-təd \

Definition of unmitigated 

1 : not lessened : unrelieved sufferings unmitigated by any hope of early relief

2 : being so definitely what is stated as to offer little chance of change or relief an unmitigated disaster

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Other words from unmitigated

unmitigatedly adverb
unmitigatedness noun

Examples of unmitigated in a Sentence

it looks like another one of your get-rich-quick schemes has ended in unmitigated failure

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For one thing, Trump is acting in flagrant defiance of longstanding Republican party dogma, which has for better or worse endorsed free trade as an unmitigated good. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Paul Ryan Unaware Constitution Lets Congress Override Presidential Veto," 12 July 2018 But Kennedy’s most consequential summit, which came just months into his presidency, was an unmitigated disaster, according to historians. Eli Stokols, The Seattle Times, "Summits are tricky: Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan learned the hard way," 10 June 2018 Fortuna noted that cells in the parts of the brain that handle stress can actually die off when confronted with unmitigated trauma. Amelia Nierenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Child health specialists see lasting harm in family separations," 19 June 2018 Until now, Heyward has been an unmitigated offensive bust, especially considering the investment the Cubs made in him. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Nine Innings: Jason Heyward's Turning Point, Expansion Possibilities and Bryce Harper's Struggles," 18 June 2018 Anyone who wants to see the unmitigated impacts of the shelter need only to drive down Del Paso Boulevard and see the many homeless hanging out. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "Here's the profile of 100 homeless people who moved from Sacramento streets to housing," 17 June 2018 With her youth and history-making run, her candidacy captures the most unmitigated example of a new kind of woman driven to run for higher office after Hillary Clinton's loss. Kyung Lah, CNN, "Idaho woman challenges establishment and history in hope of becoming nation's first Native American governor," 15 May 2018 That game was one whose design goals were largely dedicated to conveying a sense of brutal, cathartic, and unmitigated rage. Joshua Rivera, GQ, "God of War," 20 Apr. 2018 This isn’t an unmitigated win for developers, since Google isn’t making any promises about addressing their core problems with the update. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Google is delaying a Chrome audio update that broke countless web games," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of unmitigated

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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alleviating pain or harshness

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