verb (used with object), mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing.
- mitigating circumstances,
Origin of mitigate
Examples from the Web for unmitigable
He presented a curious mixture of easy forgiveness and unmitigable malice.Idolatry|Julian Hawthorne
Unmitigable, un-mit′i-ga-bl, adj. that cannot be mitigated or alleviated.
Against Mrs. Poyntz, above all others, I bore a remembrance of unrelaxed, unmitigable indignation.A Strange Story, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Here is Donatello haunted with strange remorse, and an unmitigable resolve to obtain what he deems justice upon himself.The Marble Faun, Volume II.|Nathaniel Hawthorne
No better process was found, and the disgust of the public with their goods was soon general and unmitigable.Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made|James D. McCabe, Jr.
Word Origin for mitigate
early 15c., "relieve (pain)," from Latin mitigatus, past participle of mitigare "soften, make tender, ripen, mellow, tame," figuratively, "make mild or gentle, pacify, soothe," ultimately from mitis "gentle, soft" (from PIE *mei- "mild") + root of agere "do, make, act" (see act). First element is from PIE root *mei- "soft, mild." Related: Mitigated; mitigating; mitigates.