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

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
Recent Examples on the Web In 2015, an unmitigated snafu saw an Australian immigration official accidentally email the personal details -- including passport numbers -- of Obama, Merkel, Putin et al to the organizers of the Asian Cup football tournament. Will Noble, CNN, 12 Jan. 2022 For Shepherdson — and many others on Wall Street — the jobs forecast was both an unmitigated flop and an illustration of how difficult the pandemic makes it for even the most astute observers to assess the $23 trillion economy. Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2022 The very real prospect of an extended and unmitigated incident at a six-reactor powerplant in a warzone is worth urgent and immediate consultations throughout Europe and NATO. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 This is an unmitigated good (and one that is a moral imperative to extend to the rest of the world). Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, 15 Aug. 2021 This is a dedicated business concept that holds sacred the culture of unmitigated and ruthless honesty. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Dec. 2021 With enormous respect to Robbins, an unmitigated genius, his iconic choreography for the stage and 1961 film isn’t really missed here. Marley Marius, Vogue, 10 Dec. 2021 But to many of the nattering nabobs of negativity that currently populate Gator Nation, this victory still felt like a debacle — an unmitigated defensive debacle. Mike Bianchi, orlandosentinel.com, 14 Nov. 2021 After Friday’s first snowfall, Chicagoans may be anticipating the coming season with a wintry mix of holiday cheer and unmitigated dread. Talia Soglin, chicagotribune.com, 14 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of unmitigated

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 29 Jan. 2022.

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