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  1. not mitigated; not softened or lessened: unmitigated suffering.
  2. unqualified or absolute: an unmitigated bore.
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Origin of unmitigated

1590–1600; un-1 + mitigated
Related formsun·mit·i·gat·ed·ly, adverb


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  • That worthy began to think the detective from Paris was an unmitigated nuisance.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • Only Zacheus, the philosopher, seemed to find them unmitigated nuisances.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Your life will be spent in making up, and marriage will be to you an unmitigated curse.

    The Wedding Ring

    T. De Witt Talmage

  • To my unmitigated horror, a white and lurid object barred my way.

    Scottish Ghost Stories

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • We'll have a day of unmitigated pleasure and throw care to the winds.

    We Two

    Edna Lyall

British Dictionary definitions for unmitigated


  1. not diminished in intensity, severity, etc
  2. (prenominal) (intensifier)an unmitigated disaster
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Derived Formsunmitigatedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unmitigated


1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of mitigate.

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