un·​mit·​i·​gat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈmi-tə-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce unmitigated (audio) \

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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By contrast, the 91st Academy Awards have already been an unmitigated disaster for months, and four days out from the ceremony itself, the Academy is still doing damage control in the wake of its numerous misguided attempts to shake things up. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kevin Hart, the "Popular" Film & Cancelled Categories: A Complete Timeline of the 2019 Oscar Drama," 21 Feb. 2019 While the film easily took first place at the box office, its opening is not an unmitigated success: The movie suffered through substantial reshooting and cost at least $150 million to make and market worldwide. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "‘Ocean’s 8’ Is No. 1 at the Box Office," 10 June 2018 Which leaves only one unmitigated failure: Mr. Schumer. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "Chuck Schumer, Foiled Again," 12 Nov. 2018 Some simpler ones have projected the cost of unmitigated warming at just a few percentage points by 2100, while a 2015 study put that number at around 20 percent. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "The economic impacts of climate change could limit climate change," 19 Dec. 2018 For starters, Democrats will now command the House of Representatives, drawing (at last!) to a close 24 months of unmitigated powerlessness in Washington. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "A Pep Talk for Democrats: It's OK. We Won.," 7 Nov. 2018 So even though global temperature stays constant, the water around Greenland (and Antarctica as well) is just as warm as in the unmitigated-warming scenario through at least 2050. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Geoengineering could stop warming but comes with side of sea-level rise," 31 Oct. 2018 But there is so much more—from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players—if not their affection. Fox News, "'Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time' by Ian O'Connor," 25 Sep. 2018 These numbers are expected to rise the fire continues on its path of unmitigated destruction, updates can be found on Cal Fire's website. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Carr Fire Shows No Mercy on Destructive Path Through California, 2 Dead," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of unmitigated

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: complete and total

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