adjective Date: 1667 not alloyed ; unmixed, unqualified, pure <
unalloyed metals
unalloyed happiness

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Unalloyed — Un al*loyed , a. Not alloyed; not reduced by foreign admixture; unmixed; unqualified; pure; as, unalloyed metals; unalloyed happiness. [1913 Webster] I enjoyed unalloyed satisfaction in his company. Mitford. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unalloyed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of metal) not alloyed. 2) complete and unreserved: unalloyed delight …   English terms dictionary

  • unalloyed — index genuine, simple, sterling, unadulterated Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unalloyed — (adj.) 1670s (figurative); 1760s (literal), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of ALLOY (Cf. alloy) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unalloyed — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unalloyed — adjective a) (of metal) Not alloyed; not in mixture with other metals; pure. unalloyed blessings b) Complete and unreserved; pure; not restricted, modified, or qualified by reservations …   Wiktionary

  • unalloyed — [[t]ʌ̱nəlɔ͟ɪd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n (emphasis) If you describe a feeling such as happiness or relief as unalloyed, you are emphasizing that it is a strong feeling and no other feeling is involved. [LITERARY] ...an occasion of unalloyed joy …   English dictionary

  • unalloyed — adj. Unalloyed is used with these nouns: ↑joy …   Collocations dictionary

  • unalloyed — un|al|loyed [ˌʌnəˈlɔıd] adj literary complete, pure, or total ▪ unalloyed joy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unalloyed — un|al|loyed [ ,ʌnə lɔıd ] adjective LITERARY complete or perfect: unalloyed joy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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