unopposed

adjective
un·​op·​posed | \ˌən-ə-ˈpōzd \

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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Dinger and Johnson were unopposed in their respective primaries. David Anderson, The Aegis, "McComas, Wagner win tight Harford primary races after final ballot canvass," 6 July 2018 Court records show that Cerner sought to file the settlement under seal, shielding it from public view, and that Cerner was unopposed in its request. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Cerner settles another lawsuit that claimed it failed to pay employees overtime," 29 June 2018 There are no candidates on the Democratic side, so Tuesday’s winner will be unopposed in November. Lindsay Whitehurst, The Seattle Times, "GOP voters eye Romney reboot in US Senate primary in Utah," 26 June 2018 There are no candidates on the Democratic side, so Tuesday’s winner will be unopposed in November. Lindsay Whitehurst, BostonGlobe.com, "Mitt Romney takes on Utah lawmaker in US Senate primary today," 26 June 2018 But Clinton’s righter-leaning pursuits hardly went unopposed by liberals occupying the party’s center of gravity. Sam Rosenfeld, Vox, "The Democratic Party is moving steadily leftward. So why does the left still distrust it?," 22 June 2018 Lee and Innamorato defeated incumbent Democrats in the heavily Democratic districts southeast and north of Pittsburgh, respectively, and are running unopposed by Republicans in the November elections. Joseph Weber, Fox News, "Socialist-backed candidates score primary victories across Pennsylvania," 16 May 2018 The Democratic lawmaker has risen through the ranks to a top leadership post in the Senate, and has run unopposed by candidates from either major party in the last two elections. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland Sen. Bobby Zirkin faces first challenger in 12 years in Baltimore County race," 13 Mar. 2018 Brannigan, a former Republican congressional candidate who ran unopposed in the April 2017 township election, sat silent during Monday’s meeting, alternating her gaze between the dais and the protesters criticizing her. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "Palos Township trustee says she won't resign a year after Facebook comments about Middle Eastern immigrants ignited protests," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of unopposed

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unopposed

adjective
un·​op·​posed | \-ə-ˈpōzd \

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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