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- not alloyed with other metals; pure: unalloyed zinc.
- 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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But this does not therefore mean that it will be an unalloyed good.
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Makine has control over an unalloyed contemplative unhappiness that is almost stereotypically Russian.
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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.
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
He thought of their joyous day on the Campagna, and then of the unalloyed hours before them.
I had been in Paris three weeks, and they had been weeks of unalloyed delight.
Our first evening in that house was made up of hours of unalloyed bliss.
Frank R. Stockton
It would only worry her, and our vacation was to be a season of unalloyed delight.
Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for unalloyed unalloyed adjective
- 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.).