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 And, yes, President Donald Trump is an unmitigated disaster, and probably much worse. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: If you can’t impeach …; Erosion in our society; No need to know whistle-blower; Fans are victims of greed; more responses (11/15/19)," 15 Nov. 2019 Of course, none of the above will really matter, since both sides are heading through unless one of them is hit with an unmitigated disaster in their final two matches. SI.com, "Euro 2020: Who Can Qualify & How They Can Qualify This Week," 14 Oct. 2019 The story of Fayette County might have stood out as an unmitigated success among the often unfortunate tales of rural hospitals shuttering the doors and leaving patients behind in the growing landscape of health care deserts. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "One rural hospital failed. Another stepped in. But Anthem isn't happy.," 12 Nov. 2019 The second quarter was an unmitigated disaster for Maple Heights, as the Mustangs offense turned the ball over four times, including three interceptions. cleveland, "No. 25 Maple Heights football can’t keep up with Lorain in 49-6 loss," 18 Oct. 2019 However, Can's spell in Turin has hardly been an unmitigated success. SI.com, "Emre Can: Why Liverpool Should Not Bring Back Their Former Star Back to Anfield," 9 Sep. 2019 Their debate, held just a few days before the second vote, was an unmitigated catastrophe for Le Pen. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Can Emmanuel Macron Stem the Populist Tide?," 24 June 2019 With Young Thug, that feels like an insult to all the unmitigated brilliance that came before. Chris Richards, Washington Post, "I was wrong about Young Thug," 23 Oct. 2019 Broken marriages, a miscarriage, unmitigated existential frustration all get an airing. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "Dear reader: Cheryl Strayed fans should catch Boulder Ensemble’s “Tiny Beautiful Things”," 20 Sep. 2019

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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?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=u&file=unmiti01. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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