un·​con·​test·​ed | \ ˌən-kən-ˈte-stəd How to pronounce uncontested (audio) , -ˈkän-ˌte- \

Definition of uncontested

: not disputed or challenged : not contested the uncontested winner an uncontested election an uncontested divorce an uncontested layup in basketball

Examples of uncontested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the Roman Catholic Church, with its single, uncontested leader, each of the 15 Orthodox branches enjoys significant sovereignty. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Lee received all but eight of the 1,424 valid votes cast by a committee of China loyalists in the uncontested race, in a demonstration of the impact of the election overhaul imposed by Beijing in the wake of mass protests about three years ago. Linda Lew / Bloomberg, Time, 9 May 2022 Goldschmidt, known for being an alert baserunner, took third uncontested. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2022 Daggett argues that as the old order—the family where dad ruled uncontested, fossil fuels, perhaps even American dominance—slips out of reach, some will fight it with a violent nihilism. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 11 Apr. 2022 Past work has included cases related to uncontested adoptions, which can often be drawn out over the course of years for adopters with no connections to the child’s birth parents. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2022 In this week’s primary, there are no major statewide battles for a Democratic nomination, with Stacey Abrams running largely uncontested for governor and Senator Raphael Warnock running as an incumbent for re-election. New York Times, 23 May 2022 He is uncontested on the primary ballot after wrapping up the endorsement of the state party and its top allies, including the AFL-CIO, and raising more than $20 million since early 2021. Marc Levy, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2022 Democrat Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania's attorney general, is running uncontested in his primary. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of uncontested

1683, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontested. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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