unmatchable

adjective

un·​match·​able ˌən-ˈma-chə-bəl How to pronounce unmatchable (audio)
: not matchable
especially : incomparable, unequaled
… state the issue with unmatchable clarity. R. M. Goldman
unmatchable beauty
That island of England breeds very valiant creatures; their mastiffs are of unmatchable courage. William Shakespeare
unmatchably adverb
unmatchably beautiful

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Adele’s unmatchable vocals with an equally expansive sonic palette (courtesy of longtime go-to producers like Greg Kurstin, Tobias Jesso Jr., Max Martin, and Shellback). Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2022 Despite having a pretty different vibe from the first film, this '80s slasher continues to find fans, and much of that is thanks to Perkins' unmatchable performance. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Oct. 2022 Missing are the teeth, and the class conflict, and Smith’s unmatchable flair for delivering snark. Thelma Adams, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2022 Brut, meanwhile, is a new media company with an unmatchable success and skews to a younger audience. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 7 Apr. 2022 And as Pittja points out, there's an unmatchable sort of perspective that comes from 7,000 years of familial ties to a particular region. Brad Japhe, Travel + Leisure, 4 Mar. 2022 This is only so shocking because of the historic rate at which Team Penske has trotted out unmatchable depth the past decade-plus, but all dynasties must come to an end. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Feb. 2022 Your ability to make life more difficult is unmatchable. Nicole Rose Whitaker, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2022 The crafts spectacle comes together as Walker stitches score, sound design and all elements of the epic to follow Paul Arrakis (Timothée Chalamet), whisking audiences away into an unmatchable immersive experience. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1544, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmatchable was in 1544

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Cite this Entry

“Unmatchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmatchable. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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