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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Lunch at the lake café is always good, because the view out over the lake is unmatched. Ernie Cowan Outdoors, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Exploring like a tumbleweed," 6 Feb. 2018 With a career spanning over three decades, Wendy Williams' larger-than-life personality and unmatched drive have led her to great success. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "A Closer Look at Wendy Williams' Success Before She Landed Her Own Show," 16 Apr. 2019 Apple's credit card effort floats upon not only its billions, but also its unmatched fanboy enthusiasm into the world of financial services. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Apple Is a Credit Card Company Now," 25 Mar. 2019 The novel’s hero is Genji, a son of the emperor who possesses unmatched beauty and charm. Emily Ferguson, WSJ, "The Legacy of a Japanese Classic," 22 Feb. 2019 The unmatched North Carolina voters were registered as Democrats by a 37-point margin, compared with the 12-point Democratic margin statewide. German Lopez, Vox, "North Dakota’s new voting restrictions seem aimed at Native Americans who vote Democrat," 31 Oct. 2018 Gwendoline Christie may be rugged and armor-clad as Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, but on the red carpet, her style is unmatched. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gwendoline Christie Looked Like a Goddess at the Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere," 4 Apr. 2019 Visit the Eastern Shore town of Cambridge and you’re bound to encounter an unmatched level of history and a complementary level of laid-back entertainment that runs just as deep. Brittany Britto, baltimoresun.com, "Weekend adventure: A visitor's guide to history-rich Cambridge," 2 July 2018 Because a bunch of tweens streaming an average Drake song a million times in a row is the same thing as maintaining an unmatched level of greatness in a world class sport for well over a decade. Troy L. Smith, cleveland.com, "Drake compares himself to LeBron James scoring 30,000 points," 24 Jan. 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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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