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unalloyed

[uhn-uh-loid] /ˌʌn əˈlɔɪd/
1.
not alloyed with other metals; pure:
unalloyed zinc.
2.
total; utter:
unalloyed bliss.
Origin of unalloyed
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; un-1 + alloy + -ed2
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  • 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.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • 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

/ˌʌnəˈlɔɪd/
adjective
1.
not mixed or intermingled with any other thing; pure: unalloyed metal, unalloyed pleasure
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Word Origin and History for unalloyed
adj.

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

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