un·​matched | \ˌən-ˈmacht \

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 weather and the views were unmatched—and so were the real-estate prices. Beth Decarbo, WSJ, "Our 15-Year Quest to Find the Perfect Place to Retire," 20 Nov. 2018 But FilmStruck’s commitment to making classic, cult, foreign, and independent film available at a low price and with clever, accessible special features is still unmatched. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "RIP FilmStruck, one of classic cinema’s last refuges in the streaming era," 26 Oct. 2018 The admiration that Prince Andrew has for his mother is unmatched. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "​Body Language Experts Analyze Queen Elizabeth's Relationship With Her Children," 24 July 2018 His unmatched knowledge and experience will be integral in maintaining and building upon the already wonderful catalog of Tams-Witmark. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Concord Music Acquires Film Score Record Label Varèse Sarabande," 8 Feb. 2018 Hernandez doesn't have great size, but his toughness and competitiveness is unmatched. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' 2018 NFL draft fits: 5 players to watch at No. 20," 21 Apr. 2018 That streak in the first years of the ’20s was the first phase of Tilden’s unmatched career. Edward Kosner, WSJ, "‘American Colossus’ Review: Unforced Errors," 8 Mar. 2018 His route running mechanics are unmatched, particularly on in-breakers. Andy Benoit, SI.com, "Best in the AFC West: 10 Thoughts on the 2018 Chargers," 18 June 2018 Kinship ties provide unmatched loyalty and unconditional support, reinforcing group connections and ensuring commitment. Julie Chernov Hwang, Washington Post, "New research shows why terrorists quit terrorism," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of unmatched

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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