un·​dis·​put·​ed | \ˌən-di-ˈspyü-təd \

Definition of undisputed 

: not questioned or disputed an undisputed theory the undisputed king

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And Verdi, the undisputed master of Italian opera, has suffered a measure of obscurity as a result, even as his music continues to permeate the collective subconscious of popular culture in the US. Weston Williams, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Verdi' takes a lively approach to uncovering the man behind the art," 4 July 2018 Every loss is a tragedy, and that is the only undisputed part of those events after all the arguments about weapon control and mental health and security are exhausted. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "Annapolis newspaper shooting hits home for this writer, because all of us in journalism have been there | Bob Ford," 29 June 2018 That is an adequate, undisputed summary of what happened to Brendan Hester on June 2, 2017. Michael Harriot, The Root, "All Black People Are Victims of Police Brutality," 26 June 2018 But what Tepper’s purchase shows is that the NFL remains America’s undisputed king. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Want a boatload of easy money for your investment? Buy an NFL franchise," 15 May 2018 The loss was a particular blow for Neymar, the undisputed star of Brazilian soccer, who was forced out of the tournament four years ago with a back injury. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "Belgium’s Golden Generation Delivers on Promise With a Run to World Cup Semifinal," 6 July 2018 Brazil's brawn Neymar is still the undisputed star of the Brazil team, but the pieces around him seem to be stronger now. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "11 compelling reasons to watch the World Cup," 6 June 2018 Davila’s wears many hats, operating as a burger joint, fish house and even a bar, but the barbecue is the undisputed star of the show. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Davila’s BBQ," 30 Mar. 2018 That, and the fact that there has not been an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world since Lennox Lewis retired in 2003. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "Deontay Wilder Escapes Luis Ortiz. Anthony Joshua Awaits, at Some Point," 4 Mar. 2018

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circa 1627, in the meaning defined above

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un·​dis·​put·​ed | \ˌən-di-ˈspyüt-əd\

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: not disputed : unquestionable the undisputed leader

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