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

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 Beyond tempting travelers with the Kimberley’s peerless sights, this itinerary includes snorkeling on paradisical Satonda Island, Indonesia; meeting local ikat weaving experts at Sumba Island, Indonesia; and hiking in Komodo National Park, where Komodo dragons, the world’s largest lizards, roam. Janice Wald Henderson, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 The festival is part of Reel Works larger mission to inspire, mentor and train diverse generations of filmmakers through peerless arts education and workforce development, including free filmmaking programs, one-on-one mentoring, and annual job training for students. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Nov. 2023 Waiting for Guffman, Christopher Guest’s peerless 1996 mockumentary, is perhaps the paragon of the form. Vulture Staff, Vulture, 20 Oct. 2023 Through four years as Donald J. Trump’s vice president, or perhaps three years and 350 days, Mike Pence brandished a peerless talent: insisting that all was going smoothly amid plain evidence to the contrary. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, 4 Aug. 2023 It has been made in rightful hope that the American crime epic, a genre Scorsese has pushed to peerless heights, can still open an audience window into a richer understanding of culture and history. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2023 And his mid-song solo is an exhilarating demonstration of his peerless artistry and boundless imagination. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Oct. 2023 Over the years, many artists have gravitated to collaborations with Loveless’ pure, peerless voice, including Jones, Parton, Wagoner, Bob Seger, George Strait and Dwight Yoakam. Nancy Kruh, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2023 These women took the reigning definition of model—basically a living hanger, as the fashion critic Robin Givhan puts it—and detonated it with the force of their personalities and their peerless, poreless physical selves. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 27 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peerless was in the 14th century

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“Peerless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


peer·​less ˈpi(ə)r-ləs How to pronounce peerless (audio)
: having no equal
peerless beauty
peerlessly adverb
peerlessness noun

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