unabridged [uhn-uh-brijd] SynonymsExamplesWord Originadjective
- not abridged or shortened, as a book.
- a dictionary that has not been reduced in size by omission of terms or definitions; the most comprehensive edition of a given dictionary.
Origin of unabridged 1590–1600; un-1 + abridged Synonyms for unabridged 1. entire, complete, uncut, uncondensed. Related Words for unabridged entire, total, whole, complete, intact, unabbreviated, uncut, unexpurgated, full-length, uncondensed Examples from the Web for unabridged Contemporary Examples of unabridged
The Great Invisible is something of a marvel—a balanced, unabridged portrait of life before and after the BP disaster.
November 2, 2014
Still waiting for Audible to release the unabridged versions of The Fugitive and Time Regained.
October 4, 2012
A Mercury-Jupiter merger urges you to put your boldest, unabridged ideas out there, and watch them catch like wildfire.
Starsky + Cox
April 9, 2011
I cannot find “hedra” in my unabridged dictionary, and yet somehow the name teases me.
February 3, 2011
Historical Examples of unabridged
Another luxury of the hill-farmer is unabridged hospitality.
A good edition should be a complete edition, ungarbled and unabridged.’
P. B. M. Allan
Ling told the story, unabridged, as they mounted toward the house.
A good edition should be a complete edition, ungarbled and unabridged.
Arthur L. Humphreys
To do so would be like reading the unabridged dictionary aloud.
Nina Wilcox Putnam
British Dictionary definitions for unabridged unabridged adjective
- (of a book, speech, etc) not reduced in length by condensing
Word Origin and History for unabridged adj.