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

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

Synonyms for unconditional

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Related Words for unconditionally

thoroughly, completely, categorically, flatly, unqualifiedly, unreservedly

Examples from the Web for unconditionally

Contemporary Examples of unconditionally

Historical Examples of unconditionally

  • She surrendered to him unconditionally, and hoped only for his forgiveness and love.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • All they could do was to submit, absolutely and unconditionally.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • His usual expression was unconditionally approving and attentive.

  • It left her, simply and unconditionally, everything of which Saxham was possessed.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • Brooke's terms were unconditionally accepted, and Makota outlawed.

    On the Equator

    Harry de Windt

British Dictionary definitions for unconditionally



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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