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
Recent Examples on the Web Experts differ on whether Mr. Modi’s lockdown was an unmitigated disaster or a knee-jerk response that nonetheless saved lives. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "What’s Worse Than 2020 in America?," 28 Dec. 2020 Notre Dame’s first season playing in a conference in its 132-year history was an unqualified success, though its first ACC title game was an unmitigated disaster in spite of a promising start. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Clemson avenges loss to Notre Dame with a 34-10 rout in the ACC title game — and now the Irish must await their playoff fate," 19 Dec. 2020 That might be due, in part, to the city's harsh exposure to the effects of the virus after Mardi Gras, when unmitigated spread left New Orleans with one of the highest infection and death rates in the country. Jeff Adelson, NOLA.com, "Despite mayor's threats, New Orleans police haven't issued any coronavirus tickets recently," 15 Dec. 2020 Allowing the virus to spread this year without a serious national intervention plan was an unmitigated disaster. Melody Schreiber, The New Republic, "Now Is When We Choose How Effective the Covid Vaccines Will Be," 10 Dec. 2020 The nadir, of course, was that unmitigated disaster in 2014. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Cover your eyes: It can often be a humiliating experience when the Chicago Bears face the Green Bay Packers in prime time," 27 Nov. 2020 The audacity, the utter unmitigated gall of white men knows no bounds and that was on full display when Fireside Fiction released an audio version of an essay written by Dr. Regina Bradley and edited by Maurice Broaddus. Kirsten West Savali, Essence, "White Man Hired To Narrate Southern Black Woman Scholar’s Essay Turns Brilliant Black Art Into Minstrel Show," 25 Nov. 2020 The rebranding of Christmas was an unmitigated success. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "Christmas Must Go On," 23 Nov. 2020 It’s the episode that finally brings the reality show back to earth after five episodes of unmitigated, history-making mayhem. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "The Bachelorette Suddenly Feels Like A Snooze. This Is Why.," 18 Nov. 2020

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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 21 Jan. 2021.

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