Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

unalloyed

[uhn-uh-loid]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
  1. not alloyed with other metals; pure: unalloyed zinc.
  2. total; utter: unalloyed bliss.

Origin of unalloyed

First recorded in 1660–70; un-1 + alloy + -ed2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unalloyed

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • You are bitter, Rosa, you reproach me with the only unalloyed pleasure which I have had in this world.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • He thought of their joyous day on the Campagna, and then of the unalloyed hours before them.

  • I had been in Paris three weeks, and they had been weeks of unalloyed delight.

  • Our first evening in that house was made up of hours of unalloyed bliss.

    Rudder Grange

    Frank R. Stockton

  • It would only worry her, and our vacation was to be a season of unalloyed delight.

    Rudder Grange

    Frank R. Stockton


British Dictionary definitions for unalloyed

unalloyed

adjective
  1. not mixed or intermingled with any other thing; pureunalloyed metal; unalloyed pleasure
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

Word Origin and History for unalloyed

adj.

1670s (figurative); 1760s (literal), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of alloy (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.