unalloyed


unalloyed

unalloyed [uhn-uh-loid] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for unalloyed on Thesaurus.com

  1. not alloyed with other metals; pure: unalloyed zinc.
  2. total; utter: unalloyed bliss.

Origin of unalloyed First recorded in 1660–70; un-1 + alloy + -ed2 Related Words for unalloyed simple, flawless, full, real, perfect, natural, classic, plain, unadulterated, authentic, bright, neat, transparent, true, outright, unmitigated, pure, unalloyed, modest, clean Examples from the Web for unalloyed Contemporary Examples of unalloyed

  • The change is an unalloyed good: It makes us more humane and our relationships more real.

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    Jedediah Purdy

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  • Yet, while admitting that TMZ sometimes performs a valuable public service, not everyone is an unalloyed fan.

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    September 10, 2014

  • But this does not therefore mean that it will be an unalloyed good.

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    December 4, 2012

  • Makine has control over an unalloyed contemplative unhappiness that is almost stereotypically Russian.

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  • Obama himself shows the dolorous dangers of unalloyed ideology, making transformation a higher priority than repair.

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  • Historical Examples of unalloyed

  • You are bitter, Rosa, you reproach me with the only unalloyed pleasure which I have had in this world.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • He thought of their joyous day on the Campagna, and then of the unalloyed hours before them.

    The Eternal City

    Hall Caine

  • I had been in Paris three weeks, and they had been weeks of unalloyed delight.

    The Rose of Old St. Louis

    Mary Dillon

  • Our first evening in that house was made up of hours of unalloyed bliss.

    Rudder Grange

    Frank R. Stockton

  • It would only worry her, and our vacation was to be a season of unalloyed delight.

    Rudder Grange

    Frank R. Stockton

  • British Dictionary definitions for unalloyed unalloyed adjective

    1. not mixed or intermingled with any other thing; pureunalloyed metal; unalloyed pleasure

    Word Origin and History for unalloyed adj.

    1670s (figurative); 1760s (literal), from un- (1) “not” + past participle of alloy (v.).

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