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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Recent Examples on the Web Despite Wisconsin being an exception, Drake believes Black women have a role in society that is unmatched. Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Black women are still underrepresented in America’s statehouses, a new report shows. But Wisconsin is now an exception.," 26 Apr. 2021 Tanjiro’s empathy is unmatched and serves as the emotional core of the series. Los Angeles Times, "Why the ‘Demon Slayer’ movie is such a unique anime success story," 23 Apr. 2021 The quality and fit of swimsuits from the French label Eres are unmatched. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, "27 Need-to-Know Swimsuit Brands to Shop Now," 22 Apr. 2021 Produced with Zedd, the rude-but-wise attitude imprinted on the listener is unmatched. Wolfgang Ruth, Vulture, "Okay, Let’s Talk About ARTPOP," 21 Apr. 2021 While Washington is a smaller safety, 5-7, 178 pounds, his explosiveness to get down field and track the ball is unmatched. Katherine G Griffith, Dallas News, "Final 2021 NFL draft predictions for TCU: Will Frogs claim a first-round pick three years in a row?," 19 Apr. 2021 Her work on behalf of President Donald J. Trump was unmatched. Alex Rogers, CNN, "Kimberly Guilfoyle joins Eric Greitens' US Senate campaign in Missouri," 19 Apr. 2021 New York, and specifically Washington Heights, is the lead character in our film — its vibrancy and energy are unmatched. Hilary Lewis, Billboard, "Tribeca Festival to Open With World Premiere of 'In the Heights'," 16 Apr. 2021 As a tree that shelters other life, the oak is unmatched. Washington Post, "The sturdy, steadfast oak is the perfect tree for troubled times," 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unmatched

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Apr 2021

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“Unmatched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmatched. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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