[ih-mit-i-guh-buh l]


unable to be mitigated; not to be mitigated.

Origin of immitigable

1570–80; < Late Latin immītigābilis. See im-2, mitigate, -able
Related formsim·mit·i·ga·bil·i·ty, nounim·mit·i·ga·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for immitigable

Historical Examples of immitigable

  • He was intent on an audacious, immitigable, and supernatural revenge.

  • Before long he would be given over to dullness and immitigable ennui.

    The Tysons

    May Sinclair

  • Out of the soil of New England he sprang—in a crevice of that immitigable granite he sprouted and bloomed.


    Henry James, Junr.

  • My maiden speech is a triumphant one; for the gentleman in sea-weed has nothing to offer in reply, save an immitigable roaring.

  • But this immitigable Minos cared only to examine whether they were plump enough to satisfy the Minotaur's appetite.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

British Dictionary definitions for immitigable



rare unable to be mitigated; relentless; unappeasable
Derived Formsimmitigably, adverbimmitigability, noun
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Word Origin and History for immitigable

1570s, from Latin immitigabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not" (see in- (1) + mitigabilis, from past participle stem of mitigare "make mild or gentle" (see mitigate). Related: Immitigably.

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