un·​op·​posed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈpōzd How to pronounce unopposed (audio) \

Definition of unopposed

1 : not opposed an unopposed invasion : having no opponent a politician who is running for election unopposed
2 medical : being or relating to estrogen replacement therapy in which a progestin (such as medroxyprogesterone acetate) is not coadministered to reduce the potential risks (such as endometrial cancer) associated with estrogen used alone A woman who has had her uterus removed can take the estrogen "unopposed"—that is, without the addition of progestin.Consumer Reports

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Recent Examples on the Web The primary winner will run in the November general election against Democrat Deb Conroy, who ran unopposed on Tuesday in her party’s primary. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 29 June 2022 Abrams ran unopposed in last month’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, while Kemp won the GOP nomination by crushing his top challenger – former Sen. David Perdue – who was endorsed and heavily supported by former President Donald Trump. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 7 June 2022 In the two other districts on the ballot, District 5 Councilmember Jack Hastings and District 6 Councilmember Chris Judd, are unopposed. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2022 There are two ways to run — one is unopposed, and the other is afraid. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 9 June 2022 This Fresno County politician is unopposed but has a nearly $400,000 campaign chest. Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 Incumbent Place 6 state supreme court Justice Alisa Kelli Wise is unopposed. al, 17 Mar. 2022 While first-term Democratic Attorney General Kwame Raoul was unopposed, Republicans seeking to challenge him included last day filer Tom DeVore of Sorento. Rick Pearson,, 15 Mar. 2022 Neubauer was unopposed and her colleagues quickly rallied behind her. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unopposed

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unopposed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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un·​op·​posed | \ -ə-ˈpōzd How to pronounce unopposed (audio) \

Medical Definition of unopposed

: being or relating to estrogen replacement therapy in which a progestin (as medroxyprogesterone acetate) is not coadministered to reduce the potential risks (as endometrial cancer) associated with estrogen used alone


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