un·​con·​test·​ed ˌən-kən-ˈte-stəd How to pronounce uncontested (audio)
: 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 The rest of the supporting cast also performs with energy, but Pérez is, appropriately, the uncontested star: wistful, tender and sincere, her voice not enormous but generously delivered, her high notes glistening. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 In the House, Republicans won 50.7 percent of the vote in contested seats, based on incomplete totals, though that figure is skewed by the fact there were six more uncontested Democratic seats than Republican seats. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Or with the uncontested idea that a rising income conveys you ever closer to the summum bonum? Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 People may not trust the authorities, but that does not prevent them from supporting the regime and its uncontested leader and even showing their loyalty when necessary. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 As in that game, the Jaguars got little pressure on the opposing quarterback on Saturday and often left receivers running uncontested in the secondary. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 2 Sep. 2023 Greenfield mayor Nate Anderson, a school resource officer for Franklin Township Community Schools, is running uncontested in the Democratic primary for Greenfield mayor. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2023 Jordan’s road to the speakership also apparently won’t be uncontested. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 15 Oct. 2023 Where his mother’s crowning bathed the monarchy in uncontested splendor, Charles’s challenge is to focus a much more diffuse spotlight. Alan Cowell, New York Times, 2 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncontested was in 1683

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“Uncontested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontested. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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