un·​matched | \ ˌən-ˈmacht How to pronounce unmatched (audio) \

Definition of unmatched

1 : not matched or equaled a product of unmatched quality … infamy … unmatched in the Western world.— H. E. Rieseberg an actress with unmatched sex appeal … Lincoln's unmatched political and human knowledge.— David Bromwich
2 : not matching : not of the same type We sat on old, unmatched, brightly painted kitchen chairs …— Alice Munro wearing a pair of unmatched socks

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unmatched


odd, unpaired


matched, paired

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The fire has crippled a vessel that observers have described as a unique asset with unmatched capability. Time, "A Nuclear Reactor on Fire-Damaged Submarine Remains Safe and 'Operational,' Russian Authorities Say," 4 July 2019 But when it’s done well, film’s power to shine a light on timely issues, through the lens of the past, is nearly unmatched. Hau Chu, Twin Cities, "‘The Third Wife,’ a movie set in 19th-century Vietnam, has a lot to say about today," 27 June 2019 Each float comes with a 20-watt amplifier, waterproof speakers, and dual 70mm subwoofers to give you an unmatched level of sound quality that can be enjoyed alone or with an entire pool party. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Soundfloat's Pool Float Comes With a High-End Bluetooth Speaker System Built In," 25 June 2019 The Broncos’ on-field success propelled their popularity to an unmatched level in the Rocky Mountain region. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Pat Bowlen dies: Hall of Fame Broncos owner was 75," 14 June 2019 The computer is big, its aluminum design gives it a premium feel, and its computing power may be unmatched for its price. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "WWDC 2019 Was the Most Important Apple Developer Event in Recent Memory," 4 June 2019 Billed as the world's first ever 3D 5.1 surround sound HiFi earphones, these bad boys deliver unmatched fidelity that even top name brands are lacking. Popular Mechanics, "These High Fidelity Surround Sound Earphones Are Going for Cheap," 8 May 2019 My old self could still hear the unmatched vitality of Jackson's singing, but my new self heard more. Chris Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Commentary: Hearing a Michael Jackson song still feels good; listening has become too painful.," 25 June 2019 One of the unmatched benefits of retirement is the unparalleled opportunity to re-examine one’s priorities. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Did San Ramon crows murder a friend, or did they just not like him?," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of unmatched

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unmatched was in 1548

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English Language Learners Definition of unmatched

: better than all others
chiefly US : not properly matched with something else

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