(Latin: to make mild or gentle; mildness, gentleness, softer)

immitigability (s) (noun) (no pl)
The quality of something that is unable to be appeased; relentlessness: The immitigability of having the two neighbours understand each other was hopeless and futile.
immitigable (adjective), more immitigable, most immitigable
Incapable of being alleviated, weakened, or softened: James and Jane had to endure immitigable circumstances and so they were unable to pay their bills because of their financial losses.
immitigably (adverb), more immitigably, most immitigably
1. Unchangeably severe and unable to be weakened or softened: Just by observing him, Jessica could see that he had suffered much shown by his immitigably firm and straight chin and mouth and very sad eyes.
2. Etymology: from late Latin immitigabilis, from in-, "not" + mitigabilis, "able to be less severe".
mitigable (adjective), more mitigable, most mitigable
Relating to something that can be alleviated or made less serious or painful: The terrible oder was mitigable by putting a handkerchief up to her nose.
mitigant (s) (noun), mitigants (pl)
1. Something that is softening or lenient.
2. Anything that diminishes or is easier to endure; such as, pain.
mitigate (verb), mitigates; mitigated; mitigating
1. To make something less severe, less harsh; easier to bear: The painkiller that Jack took to mitigate or to relieve the soreness of his recent operation was to be taken before going to bed at night.
2. To lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of something: The science teacher, Mr. Tree, gave the students the assignment to write down ways or means that might mitigate the global warming that was becoming quite serious with time.
3. To decrease in force or intensity: Wrath, grief, harshness, or pain can be mitigated to become moderate again.
4. To make a situation or condition milder or more gentle; to mollify; to appease: to alleviate: The town tried to mitigate poverty by providing free meals at the town hall.
To make or to become less severe or harsh.
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To make or to become less painful or to relieve.
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To become less harmful.
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mitigated (adjective), more mitigated, most mitigated
1. Descriptive of something that is made less severe or intense.
2. Characteristic of anyething which was made less harmful, unpleasant, or bad.
mitigation (s) (noun), mitigations (pl)
The method or result of effecting something to be less threatening, painful, cruel, detrimental, or serious: Dr. Thompson's main concern was the mitigation of his wife's suffering.

Jim came home late one evening and in mitigation told his mother that he had helped a neighbor who wanted to cross the busy road to get home.

In the year of the terrible floods, the government offered mitigation to those who had suffered by losing their homes.

Mitigation can include avoiding the impact by not taking a certain action, minimizing consequences by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action, rectifying the impact by repairing or restoring the affected environment, reducing the impact by protective steps required with the action, and compensating for the impact by replacing or providing substitute resources.

mitigative (adjective), more mitigative, most mitigative
Regarding the moderation of pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear: Mitigative efforts involve a desire to alleviate, render mild, or to calm a grieving person.
mitigator (s) (noun), mitigators (pl)
Someone who makes something less severe or harsh.
mitigatory (adjective), more mitigatory, most mitigatory
A reference to the moderation of pain or sorrow by making it easier to endure; alleviative: Mitigatory attempts relate to anything which can lessen the intensity of something that is painful or distressful.
unmitigable (adjective), more unmitigable, most unmitigable
Incapable of being assuaged or made less severe: Mark scolded his child with stern and unmitigable accusations of doing wrong things.
unmitigated (adjective), more unmitigated, most unmitigated
1. Pertaining to something that has not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity: Jack's unmitigated ailment got worse from day to day, and he even vomited more than before.

Debby's exhaustion was unmitigated and had not decreased or eased in any way.

Doug was experiencing unmitigated suffering.
2. Descriptive of something that is without qualification or exception; absolute: Peggy told the police officer an unmitigated lie about how she was driving.

A reference to being an absolute liar
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Relating to being untrue and false
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Conveying a bad trick or being a scamp.
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unmitigatedly (adverb), more unmitigatedly, most unmitigatedly
A reference to something which is unrelieved, unabated, unbroken, and that which is persistent.
unmitigatedness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. That which is not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; unrelieved.
2. Unqualified; out-and-out; absolute: The politician's statements were full of unmitigatedness or outright lies and unrealistic promises.