Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[ih-mit-i-guh-buh l] /ɪˈmɪt ɪ gə bəl/
unable to be mitigated; not to be mitigated.
Origin of immitigable
1570-80; < Late Latin immītigābilis. See im-2, mitigate, -able
Related forms
immitigability, noun
immitigably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for immitigable
Historical Examples
  • He knows and he despises with active and immitigable contempt the shallowness and fickleness of the multitude.

    Shadows of the Stage William Winter
  • He was intent on an audacious, immitigable, and supernatural revenge.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • immitigable, im-it′i-ga-bl, adj. incapable of being mitigated.

  • Before long he would be given over to dullness and immitigable ennui.

    The Tysons May Sinclair
  • And again they pay the price: and so on to the last foreclosure and the immitigable end.

  • My maiden-speech is a triumphant one, for the gentleman in seaweed has nothing to offer in reply save an immitigable roaring.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But this immitigable Minos cared only to examine whether they were plump enough to satisfy the Minotaur's appetite.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • To begin with, they are marked by such a deliberate and immitigable baseness of p. 204morality as makes them impossible to man.

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • Her marriage had been an immitigable error which she had spent her life in trying to look straight in the face.

    Roderick Hudson Henry James
  • He had never been clever; he smarted now under the revelation that all things considered he was an immitigable ass.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for immitigable


(rare) unable to be mitigated; relentless; unappeasable
Derived Forms
immitigably, adverb
immitigability, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for immitigable

1570s, from Latin immitigabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not" (see in- (1) + mitigabilis, from past participle stem of mitigare "make mild or gentle" (see mitigate). Related: Immitigably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for immitigable

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for immitigable

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for immitigable