Definition of unexpurgated in English:



  • (of a text) complete and containing all the original material; uncensored.

    ‘Lawrence's notorious novel made its unexpurgated appearance in the United States’
    • ‘Anyway I have no doubt we will be getting the full unexpurgated edition when we see them in early April.’
    • ‘Now, however, Playboy has gone to third base with the announcement that - as of next month - entire unexpurgated issues will be available online for the same price as the print edition.’
    • ‘Fans will celebrate the arrival of another unexpurgated package of Benny Hill material.’
    • ‘Radio stations across the US are unable to play the unexpurgated version of the song because of its explicit language.’
    • ‘The recording industry already sells edited songs with sexually explicit lyrics side-by-side with the unexpurgated versions.’
    • ‘It's easy to see why, reading the unexpurgated version on her very own website.’
    • ‘Right now, I'd say there's a rather more persuasive argument for publishing the unexpurgated James Review.’
    • ‘Here is the entirely unexpurgated version of the ditty.’
    • ‘If a book promises to provide a close-up and personal view of war, then unexpurgated oral histories rather than casual third-person narratives are much to be preferred.’
    • ‘The unexpurgated diaries are even more illuminating and controversial than previously released editions, and should be an invaluable resource for anyone studying World War II.’
    • ‘Readers can find the full, unexpurgated version here.’
    • ‘Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Sunday Herald has been given this exclusive, unexpurgated transcript of what happened when Henry met George in Washington last week.’
    • ‘The team that put this edition together prides itself on presenting for the first time the unexpurgated text.’
    • ‘After all, the publishers had made a point of printing the book completely unexpurgated, with all the spelling mistakes and grammatical errors retained from the hand-written copy.’
    • ‘For one it gives you the hits in their original unexpurgated 12 inch versions.’
    • ‘The following is an unexpurgated transcript of their conversation.’
    • ‘The Bush administration says it improperly altered a report documenting large racial and ethnic disparities in health care, but it will soon publish the full, unexpurgated document.’
    • ‘What you'll see, if you permit yourself the indulgence, is as unexpurgated a view of the period between 1875 and 1945 as you're ever likely to find on any website, or in any classroom for that matter.’
    • ‘Lord Irvine will have to console himself that his rival's unexpurgated thoughts were delivered in wartime, so muting attention to his strongest denunciation of a judiciary he deems too powerful.’
    • ‘Mr Neil was not amused and declared war, publishing the piece unexpurgated in The Hootsmon.’
    entire, complete, full, total
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