peer·​less | \ ˈpir-ləs How to pronounce peerless (audio) \

Definition of peerless

Examples of peerless in a Sentence

As an athlete he is peerless. the show's enduring success was a testimony to the peerless talents of its ensemble cast
Recent Examples on the Web Dolly Parton has had an unrivaled career as a country music star, with decades of beloved hits and a nearly peerless reputation in the industry. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 22 Mar. 2022 The Nets can’t finish this job if Kyrie Irving plays only home games, but Irving hasn’t lost one bit of his peerless repertoire. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar. 2022 Still, the intervention operates through the instrument of the peerless soccer legend Diego Maradona, who has just answered residents’ prayers by arriving in town, to delirious acclaim, to play for the local team. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 2 Dec. 2021 Attenborough is a lucid writer and peerless educator. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 Could reducing our Shakespeare dependency be a boon, long term, to theaters that have held him up for so long as peerless? Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2022 With a posh British accent and peerless aplomb, the white-gloved butler of the Banks household was played by Joseph Marcell. Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2022 And many fans, including this one, will remember it as the most improbably remarkable display of Nadal’s peerless tenacity, his unwavering spirit and fight. Gerald Marzorati, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022 As candy-colored as the gowns can be, however, the depth of the series’ costumes goes beyond their peerless stitchwork. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of peerless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Peerless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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peer·​less | \ ˈpir-ləs How to pronounce peerless (audio) \

Kids Definition of peerless

: having no equal

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