unabridged [uhn-uh-brijd] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for unabridged on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. not abridged or shortened, as a book.


  1. 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 See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com 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.

    Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil

    Samuel Fragoso

    November 2, 2014

  • Still waiting for Audible to release the unabridged versions of The Fugitive and Time Regained.

    Proustblogging: It’s in Style!

    David Frum

    October 4, 2012

  • A Mercury-Jupiter merger urges you to put your boldest, unabridged ideas out there, and watch them catch like wildfire.

    Zodiac Beast

    Starsky + Cox

    April 9, 2011

  • I cannot find “hedra” in my unabridged dictionary, and yet somehow the name teases me.

    11 Creepy Movie Stalkers!

    Marlow Stern

    February 3, 2011

  • Historical Examples of unabridged

  • Another luxury of the hill-farmer is unabridged hospitality.

    Lippincott’s Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878


  • A good edition should be a complete edition, ungarbled and unabridged.’

    The Book-Hunter at Home

    P. B. M. Allan

  • Ling told the story, unabridged, as they mounted toward the house.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917


  • A good edition should be a complete edition, ungarbled and unabridged.

    The Private Library

    Arthur L. Humphreys

  • To do so would be like reading the unabridged dictionary aloud.

    It Pays to Smile

    Nina Wilcox Putnam

  • British Dictionary definitions for unabridged unabridged adjective

    1. (of a book, speech, etc) not reduced in length by condensing

    Word Origin and History for unabridged adj.

    1590s, from un- (1) “not” + past participle of abridge. Since 19c. chiefly in reference to literary works.

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