- to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
- to make less severe: to mitigate a punishment.
- to make (a person, one's state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease.
- to become milder; lessen in severity.
Origin of mitigate
Related Words for unmitigableforlorn, sad, tragic, useless, desperate, impossible, helpless, pointless, bad, cureless, cynical, dejected, demoralized, despairing, despondent, disconsolate, discouraging, downhearted, fatal, gone
Examples from the Web for unmitigable
Historical Examples of unmitigable
He presented a curious mixture of easy forgiveness and unmitigable malice.Idolatry
Against Mrs. Poyntz, above all others, I bore a remembrance of unrelaxed, unmitigable indignation.A Strange Story, Complete
Here is Donatello haunted with strange remorse, and an unmitigable resolve to obtain what he deems justice upon himself.The Marble Faun, Volume II.
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.
She read an unmitigable opposition in his eyes and sadly said, "You'll come here to sleep, won't you?"Victor Ollnee's Discipline
- to make or become less severe or harsh; moderate
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.
- To moderate in force or intensity.