[ uhn-kuhn-dish-uh-nl ]
/ ˌʌn kənˈdɪʃ ə nl /


not limited by conditions; absolute: an unconditional promise.
Mathematics. absolute(def 12).

Nearby words

  1. uncompromising,
  2. unconcealed,
  3. unconceivable,
  4. unconcern,
  5. unconcerned,
  6. unconditional convergence,
  7. unconditioned,
  8. unconditioned reflex,
  9. unconditioned response,
  10. unconditioned stimulus

Origin of unconditional

First recorded in 1660–70; un-1 + conditional

Related formsun·con·di·tion·al·ly, adverbun·con·di·tion·al·ness, un·con·di·tion·al·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unconditionally


/ (ˌʌnkənˈdɪʃənəl) /


without conditions or limitations; totalunconditional surrender
maths (of an equality) true for all values of the variable( x +1)> x is an unconditional equality
Derived Formsunconditionally, adverbunconditionalness or unconditionality, noun

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Word Origin and History for unconditionally



1660s, from un- (1) "not" + conditional. Related: Unconditionally. Unconditional surrender in the military sense is attested from 1730; in U.S., often associated with Civil War Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the taking of Fort Donelson.

The ringing phrase of Grant's latest despatch circulated through the North like some coinage fresh from the mint, and "Unconditional Surrender," which suited the initials of his modest signature, became like a baptismal name. [James Schouler, "History of the United States of America," Dodd, Mead & Co., 1899].
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