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Definition of "unalloyed" []

  • Not in mixture with other metals; pure. (adjective)
  • Complete; unqualified: unalloyed blessings; unalloyed relief. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unalloyed" in a sentence
  • "Which just about bathed me in unalloyed happiness."
  • "He is it all — then the compassion for others heretofore blocked by frantic self-concern can flow out in unalloyed profusion: "An seine Familie dachte er mit Rührung und Liebe zurück" [ "He thought back on his family with affection and love"] (SE 96)."
  • "In a study of seven nation-building projects carried out since the end of World War II, the RAND corporation concluded that only two, Germany and Japan, could be characterized as unalloyed successes -- a failure rate of 71 percent."