unchallenged

adjective
un·​chal·​lenged | \ ˌən-ˈcha-lənjd How to pronounce unchallenged (audio) \

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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The report also revealed that the abuser, former chief scout Eddie Heath, had been allowed to operate 'unchallenged' throughout the 1970s, with more than 25 victims uncovered during the investigation. SI.com, "Chelsea Issue Statement Following Damning Report Detailing Historic Sexual Abuse at Club," 6 Aug. 2019 One idea has gone largely unchallenged, though: that fighting for school desegregation is potentially a career-ending cause for a politician, rendering strong civil-rights leadership pointless, if not outright foolish. Will Stancil, The Atlantic, "The White Suburbs That Fought Busing Aren’t So White Anymore," 12 July 2019 The Americans entered the elimination rounds of the tournament unchallenged, unscored upon and unbeaten. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Women’s World Cup: U.S. survives tough challenge from Spain," 24 June 2019 Christian Pulisic hit a corner kick, and Jordan Morris rose unchallenged and headed the ball toward what looked like a vacant goal. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Mexico Turns Tide, Wins Gold Cup Title Again vs. Wasteful USMNT," 7 July 2019 Later, postwar historians sought to minimize internal dissent in the battle against communism, depicting ideological consensus and unchallenged Western liberalism, while coming late to the turmoil of civil rights. Carlos Lozada, Houston Chronicle, "Are we telling the right story of America?," 6 July 2019 But Biden did not let the attacks over his civil rights record stand unchallenged, and his defensive answer will linger in voters' minds. Mike Memoli, NBC News, "Biden doesn't let attacks go unchallenged," 28 June 2019 Later, postwar historians sought to minimize internal dissent in the battle against communism, depicting ideological consensus and unchallenged Western liberalism, while coming late to the turmoil of civil rights. Carlos Lozada, Washington Post, "Are we telling the right story of America?," 27 June 2019 With Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield sitting out this year’s E3, Doom Eternal was the unchallenged headliner of Bethesda’s showcase (Wolfenstein: Youngblood had a strong showing as well). Evan Lewis, EW.com, "E3 2019 highlights: The 15 best announcements, trailers, and games," 14 June 2019

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circa 1639, in the meaning defined above

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unchallenged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unchallenged

: not questioned or doubted : not challenged

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