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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
1660-70; un-1 + alloy + -ed2
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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

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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