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[uhn-uh-loid] /ˌʌn əˈlɔɪd/
not alloyed with other metals; pure:
unalloyed zinc.
total; utter:
unalloyed bliss.
Origin of unalloyed
First recorded in 1660-70; un-1 + alloy + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The domestic joys are properly man's highest source of unalloyed pleasure without remorse.

  • For the first time, the thought of it gave him unalloyed satisfaction.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Mrs. Ladue did not receive the announcement with unalloyed joy.

    Concerning Sally William John Hopkins
  • Nature had been too good to him to let his misery in any case be unalloyed.

  • And the three days passed here were days of unalloyed, spotless happiness.

    At Home And Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli
British Dictionary definitions for unalloyed


not mixed or intermingled with any other thing; pure: unalloyed metal, unalloyed pleasure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unalloyed

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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