[ uhn-uh-loid ]
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  1. not alloyed with other metals; pure: unalloyed zinc.

  2. total; utter: unalloyed bliss.

Origin of unalloyed

First recorded in 1660–70; un-1 + alloy + -ed2

Words Nearby unalloyed

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How to use unalloyed in a sentence

  • The hour consumed in the examination of the artist's pictured treasures, was, to Ida, one of unalloyed delight.

    Alone | Marion Harland
  • I had been in Paris three weeks, and they had been weeks of unalloyed delight.

  • The expression on Captain Mayo's face did not indicate unalloyed delight when he heard this "good news."

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • It was of heavy unalloyed gold, thickly stamped with an inscription in Arabic characters.

    A Frontier Mystery | Bertram Mitford
  • It sprang from unalloyed religious intolerance; and it was as suicidal as it was uncalled for and cruel.

British Dictionary definitions for unalloyed


/ (ˌʌnəˈlɔɪd) /

  1. not mixed or intermingled with any other thing; pure: unalloyed metal; unalloyed pleasure

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