from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • adj. Not alloyed; not in mixture with other metals; pure.
  • adj. Complete and unreserved; pure; not restricted, modified, or qualified by reservations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not alloyed; not reduced by foreign admixture; unmixed; unqualified; pure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not alloyed; not debased or reduced by foreign admixture; hence, pure; complete; entire; as, metals unalloyed; unalloyed satisfaction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. free from admixture


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un- +‎ alloyed


  • Which just about bathed me in unalloyed happiness.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • There is something in us that resists the idea of unalloyed evil/badness in even the most disreputable governments.

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  • "Moreover," said Ralph, "another sea voyage, made under the influence of other feelings than those which have agitated us hitherto, is the best preparation we could imagine for communing with ourselves, for detaching ourselves from earthly affections, for raising ourselves in unalloyed purity to the feet of the Supreme Being.


  • So far his good is almost entirely unalloyed, which is why some don't like him-it's hard to believe there are people who are so saintly or so uncomplicated.

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  • Perhaps both sides can agree it would be an unalloyed positive if the BHA targeted counterproductive, mechanical and needless whip use – those who habitually reach for the whip as first resort or carry on using it beyond the point of constructiveness.

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  • The agency's warnings that unalloyed austerity is self-defeating only adds to the piling anxieties on the economic side.

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  • I think that's as unalloyed triumph as you're going to get in a six-way contested primary.

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  • It was not unalloyed bliss, taking her to the lecture.

    Chapter 12


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