Stories in media are often "watered-down or diluted". At the opposite extreme, they are sometimes sensationalised to make them appear more graphic than what really happened.

I'm looking for a term that indicates that the story wasn't diluted, but I'm not looking for the other extreme either.

What I'd like to express is that the reporting hasn't been edited, nor have elements been removed, to make it 'suitable for viewing by more people'. The news was relayed just as it happened.

Sample sentence:

He read a lot of [not watered-down] stories.

  • Google antonym dilute
    – Hot Licks
    Aug 29, 2016 at 1:09
  • Other possibilities include comprehensive, detailed, and thorough.  This is somewhat jargonny, but I believe that I’ve heard news people on television use the phrase extended coverage to refer to a comprehensive, in-depth version of a news story. Aug 29, 2016 at 4:02
  • @MaxMaz I've edited your question for clarity. I don't think you were looking for generic antonyms of dilute (or synonyms of concentrated). Have a look at the changes, and if they don't express your intent, please feel free to edit further or to roll it back. Since the question was put on hold for lack of research, you should also edit the question to add some definitions and other relevant background, including words that you have considered, and why they don't convey the sense you intend. Questions on hold may be reopened once the issues identified have been addressed.
    – Lawrence
    Aug 29, 2016 at 4:06

3 Answers 3


Unexpurgated would seem to fit the bill.

adjective 1. (of a book, text, etc) not amended or censored by removing potentially offensive material

He read a lot of unexpurgated stories.


He read (or viewed) a lot of investigative reporting OR He read (or viewed) a lot of in-depth reporting.

Investigative journalism is a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing. An investigative journalist may spend months or years researching and preparing a report. Investigative journalism is a primary source of information.

In-depth: carefully worked out, detailed and thorough


You’re using a somewhat marginal and metaphoric meaning of dilute, so it might be difficult to find antonyms with conventional searches.  Here are some suggestions:



      including many, most, or all things

  Macmillan Dictionary:

      including many details or aspects of something
      • We offer a comprehensive range of goods and services.
      • a comprehensive guide to university courses
      • a comprehensive policy review

  Cambridge English Dictionary:

      including everything that is necessary; complete:     They put forward comprehensive legislation to revise the rules for financing political campaigns.



      covering many or all important points of a subject

  the Cambridge English Dictionary:

      done carefully and in great detail:     an in-depth report/interview/analysis

  Oxford dictionary (American English):

      In great detail; comprehensively and thoroughly:    
      ‘ research students pursue a specific aspect of a subject in depth’

If you’ve heard or seen a story that was watered-down and/or has had elements removed, you might seek to hear or see the original, unabridged version.



      not shortened by leaving out some parts : not abridged

Similar words include detailed and thorough.  This is somewhat jargonny, but I believe that I’ve heard news people on television use the phrase extended coverage to refer to a comprehensive, in-depth version of a news story.

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