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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That would be an unmitigated disaster: Control of Taiwan would allow Beijing to menace Japan’s southwest islands and the U.S. Marine base on Okinawa, to enforce its wrongful claim to the South China Sea. Seth Cropsey, WSJ, "America’s Stake in Taiwan," 18 June 2019 The Warriors dynasty of the last several years seemed to be ending in unmitigated disaster. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "The Raptors’ Joyous N.B.A. Finals Victory Brings the Warriors Dynasty to an End," 14 June 2019 People, Animals, Love and Support (PALS) will bring some adorable, adoptable puppies or kittens to your office for an hour of unmitigated cuteness and stress-reduction. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "To ease stress, take two puppies and call us in the morning," 7 June 2019 Doug Berg, a retired IT professional who has made a study of PERS, told the board Friday that its policy for managing the system’s unfunded liability had been an unmitigated failure. oregonlive.com, "Will PERS Board follow lawmakers’ lead on pension reform, or buck them?," 5 June 2019 Unresolved is the larger issue of how cities can deal with the huge urban impacts of unmitigated tech growth. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "After losing fight to levy 'Amazon tax,' Seattle is back to square one on helping homeless," 17 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of unmitigated

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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