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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Silo Prime produced an elegant rack of lamb with a bright red center, a solid roasted airline chicken breast with potatoes and a pork shank with fennel unmatched for size, big flavor and value at $28. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Fairmount’s Silo Prime a dimmer version of Silo excellence," 8 Mar. 2018 Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Obamas will miss Aretha Franklin's funeral, but letter will be read at Detroit service, reports say," 30 Aug. 2018 The ensemble is topped off with Jacques Marie Mage glasses with orange lenses that call back to the Prada logo on the coat, leaving no color unmatched. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Just Give In to Jeff Goldblum’s Winter White Sundance Vision," 30 Jan. 2019 But here’s the thing: Government interventions work at a scale that is absolutely unmatched. Meagan Neal, Vox, "It’s hard to design good policies. This simple idea can help governments do it.," 21 Dec. 2018 While the past has dictated midi skirts, clean lines, and an effortless elegance that was largely unmatched, the current Spring 2019 collection with Hedi at the helm was anything but. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Celine Spring 2019 PFW Show Is Panned on Social Media," 29 Sep. 2018 To make the task a bit more fun, Vogue sought out advice from calligraphers whose unmatched artistry will wow your receiver. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "8 Tips from Calligraphists to Improve Your Penmanship Before Thank-You Card Time," 25 Dec. 2018 The result is elegant and modern—and provides an unmatched amount of public space. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018 Produced using the same methods that craft traditional samurai swords, these ultra-precise knives deliver unmatched quality and stability. Popular Mechanics, "These Precise Japanese Knives Are a Kitchen Must-Have," 11 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of unmatched

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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