un·​mit·​i·​gat·​ed ˌən-ˈmi-tə-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce unmitigated (audio)
: not lessened : unrelieved
sufferings unmitigated by any hope of early relief
: being so definitely what is stated as to offer little chance of change or relief
an unmitigated disaster
unmitigatedly adverb
unmitigatedness noun

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unmitigated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmitigated. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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un·​mit·​i·​gat·​ed ˌən-ˈmit-ə-ˌgāt-əd How to pronounce unmitigated (audio)
: not lessened or made less severe
unmitigated poverty
: absolute sense 3, downright
an unmitigated liar

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