undefeated

adjective

un·​de·​feat·​ed ˌən-di-ˈfē-təd How to pronounce undefeated (audio)
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: not defeated : not having suffered a defeat
an undefeated team/player
: not including any losses or defeats
an undefeated season
a team with an undefeated record

Examples of undefeated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the Aggies lose Saturday at Colorado State, the only other undefeated team at home in conference play, SDSU will be in a first-place tie with five games to go. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2024 Miami Dolphins, 1972, 1973, Super Bowls VII, VIII: Don Shula’s Dolphins went 17-0 — the NFL’s last undefeated team — en route to their first Super Bowl victory, over Washington. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 12 Feb. 2024 The expectation: Compete for a state championship One of Southlake Carroll girls basketball’s goals was to become undefeated district champions. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9 Feb. 2024 The Nuggets went to Boston, to play the Celtics, who were undefeated at home, having won twenty straight. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Wednesday was the game the Mustangs have had circled on their schedule for some time, facing the other undefeated area team. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 1 Feb. 2024 Heading into Monday’s game, Minnesota was undefeated against the NBA’s bottom-five teams. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 23 Jan. 2024 Panama the lone undefeated team left The only team that remains undefeated after four days of tournament play? Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 Both fighters boast undefeated records with Fury winning 34 bouts and one draw since turning professional, and Usyk winning all 21 of his fights. Issy Ronald, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undefeated was circa 1775

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“Undefeated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undefeated. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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