unconditioned

An unconditioned behavior is not brought about by learning. Sneezing is an unconditioned behavior. Unconditioned also means without conditions, as in unconditioned love, which is love that will always be, even if your mate starts wearing socks with sandals.

There are two sense of unconditioned, but they both involve things that happen regardless of outside events. An unconditioned behavior is innate — babies aren't taught (or conditioned) to cry, so that behavior is unconditioned. Other uses of unconditioned mean that something has no conditions and could last forever, like unconditioned peace, or even an unconditioned agreement that will be honored in any circumstances. No conditions can stop it.

Primary Meanings of unconditioned

1.
adj
not established by conditioning or learning
2.
adj
not conditional
Full Definitions of unconditioned
1

adj not established by conditioning or learning

“an unconditioned reflex”
Synonyms:
innate, unlearned
naive
inexperienced
Antonyms:
conditioned, learned
established by conditioning or learning
2

adj not conditional

Synonyms:
unconditional
blunt, crude, stark
devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
vested
fixed and absolute and without contingency
unqualified
not limited or restricted
Antonyms:
conditional
imposing or depending on or containing a condition
contrary to fact, counterfactual
going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)
contingent, contingent on, contingent upon, dependant on, dependant upon, dependent on, dependent upon, depending on
determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
dependant, dependent, qualified
contingent on something else
probationary, provisional, provisionary, tentative
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
provisory
subject to a proviso
qualified
limited or restricted; not absolute
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