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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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 The Dave Matthews Band will reach an unmatched milestone Saturday: 40 headlining performances at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Four ways Dave Matthews Band played a youthful 39th show at Ruoff amphitheater," 7 July 2018 While Fournette’s 40-yard dash wasn’t particularly dazzling at 4.51 seconds, his in-game speed has been unmatched. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Leonard Fournette wants to be taken off 'Madden' after botched speed rating," 12 July 2018 Her knowledge has always been unmatched, but her ability to create relationships among fellow reporters with teams and NFL officials has allowed her to stand out and is the biggest key to her success. Clarence E. Hill Jr., star-telegram, "Pro Football Hall of Fame will enshrine former Star-Telegram writer Charean Williams," 12 June 2018 His passion was unmatched, according to his former players and coaches. Corey Elliot, Indianapolis Star, "Former IU football coach Bill Mallory's 'true legacy is found in the lives he touched'," 2 June 2018 The power of his unmatched length and untapped potential has already been on display in Vegas. San Antonio Express-News, "The Bamba Project is still in early stages," 11 July 2018 O’Connor has a drive to succeed that by all accounts is practically unmatched. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City sees reasons roller-coaster season can be fixed," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of unmatched

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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not any or not one

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