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unadulterated

[uhn-uh-duhl-tuh-rey-tid] /ˌʌn əˈdʌl təˌreɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
not diluted or made impure by adulterating; pure:
unadulterated maple syrup.
2.
utter; absolute:
unadulterated nonsense.
Origin of unadulterated
1710-1720
First recorded in 1710-20; un-1 + adulterate + -ed2
Related forms
unadulteratedly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unadulterated
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  • They did not need food, but they needed their own unadulterated society.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • He only drank water because he was not sure that the wine was unadulterated.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • You can't make me believe that you are pure, unadulterated Pennsylvania Dutch.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • Hence, one will have to proceed as follows, if one wishes to prove that it is unadulterated.

  • He had the natural picturesqueness of the unadulterated farce.

    Germinie Lacerteux Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
British Dictionary definitions for unadulterated

unadulterated

/ˌʌnəˈdʌltəreɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
not debased or made impure
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Word Origin and History for unadulterated
adj.

1719, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of adulterate.

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