un·​con·​di·​tion·​al ˌən-kən-ˈdi-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce unconditional (audio)
: not conditional or limited : absolute, unqualified
unconditional surrender
unconditional love

Examples of unconditional in a Sentence

They demanded an unconditional surrender. He had an unconditional loyalty to his family. their unconditional love of their children
Recent Examples on the Web The draft resolution, backed by a majority of the U.N. Security Council, demanded an immediate halt to hostilities, the unconditional release of all hostages and humanitarian access in Gaza. Kareem Fahim, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2023 Kristine Kansa Livermore Biden’s support of Gaza slaughter unconscionable From the beginning of Israel’s assault on Gaza, President Biden has pledged unconditional support for Israel. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 12 Jan. 2024 Whitney, although not yet aware of her husband’s horrific death, holds her baby in peace, no longer in need of Asher’s unconditional love to feel a sense of meaning. Anna Tingley, Variety, 13 Jan. 2024 Instant unconditional love Even your closest friends and family members irk and are irked by you occasionally. Mary Jo Dilonardo, Treehugger, 2 Jan. 2024 Demands the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as ensuring humanitarian access. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 12 Dec. 2023 Since then, Democrats and Republicans have declared unconditional support for their Jewish allies and condemned rising antisemitism across cities and college campuses. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 11 Dec. 2023 The United States drew criticism from rights and aids groups for blocking a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza, as well as the unconditional release of all hostages, on Friday. Kelsey ables, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2023 The resolution reiterates that all parties involved in the conflict comply with obligations under international law, specifically in terms of the protection of civilians, while also demanding the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 12 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconditional was in 1666

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“Unconditional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconditional. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


un·​con·​di·​tion·​al ˌən-kən-ˈdish-nəl How to pronounce unconditional (audio)
: not limited : absolute, unqualified
unconditional surrender

Medical Definition


un·​con·​di·​tion·​al ˌən-kən-ˈdish-nəl, -ˈdish-ən-ᵊl How to pronounce unconditional (audio)

Legal Definition


un·​con·​di·​tion·​al ˌən-kən-ˈdi-shə-nəl How to pronounce unconditional (audio)
: not conditional or limited : absolute, unqualified
unconditionally adverb

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