un·​chal·​lenged | \ ˌən-ˈcha-lənjd \

Definition of unchallenged

: not questioned, disputed, or opposed : not challenged an unchallenged assumption unchallenged authority … modes of thinking that have gone unchallenged since the time of Newton, Descartes, and even Aristotle.— James Bailey

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With Sissi running unchallenged, voter turnout will be a key barometer of whether Sissi receives a credible mandate from Egyptians for a second term. Washington Post, "In an election with no serious challenger, Egyptians head to the polls to vote for Sissi," 26 Mar. 2018 Greer’s dismissal went unchallenged by MSNBC host Ali Velshi. Brian Flood, Fox News, "MSNBC, CNN ignore bombshell development in Mollie Tibbetts case on day of bad news for Trump," 22 Aug. 2018 Not that Amazon's dominance is going unchallenged everywhere. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "The Amazon Go store: techy-cool or creepy-weird?," 26 Jan. 2018 Surprising ecological consequences But the resilience of the cloud forest hasn't gone unchallenged. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Supposedly pristine South American forest had been pre-Columbian farmland," 17 July 2018 His judgment remained unchallenged until well after his death in 1959. John Hooper, WSJ, "How a $30 Million Renaissance Masterpiece Was Found," 21 May 2018 Cabella, on loan from Marseille, made the most of PSG's poor defending after a cross from Debuchy was left unchallenged in the visitors' box, breaking the deadlock from close range. Samuel Petrequin, chicagotribune.com, "Ligue 1 Recap: Debuchy own goal costs Saint-Etienne win over PSG," 7 Apr. 2018 This assertion goes unchallenged in the piece, despite bizarre tweets that clearly indicate the tweeter would be Bottini, not Colangelo. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Could Bryan Colangelo have saved his job if he handled Twittergate differently, throwing his wife under the bus? | Marcus Hayes," 9 June 2018 The claim went unchallenged by the show's host, Charles Payne. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "Fox News cuts ties with retired general who called POW John McCain 'Songbird John'," 11 May 2018

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circa 1639, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unchallenged

: not questioned or doubted : not challenged

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