not diluted or made impure by adulterating; pure: unadulterated maple syrup.
utter; absolute: unadulterated nonsense.

Origin of unadulterated

First recorded in 1710–20; un-1 + adulterate + -ed2
Related formsun·a·dul·ter·at·ed·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unadulterated

Contemporary Examples of unadulterated

Historical Examples of unadulterated

  • They did not need food, but they needed their own unadulterated society.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • He only drank water because he was not sure that the wine was unadulterated.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • You can't make me believe that you are pure, unadulterated Pennsylvania Dutch.


    Anna Balmer Myers

  • Hence, one will have to proceed as follows, if one wishes to prove that it is unadulterated.

  • He had the natural picturesqueness of the unadulterated farce.

    Germinie Lacerteux

    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt

British Dictionary definitions for unadulterated



not debased or made impure
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Word Origin and History for unadulterated

1719, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of adulterate.

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