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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The Republican nominee, Robin Ficker, was unopposed. Jennifer Barrios, Washington Post, "Montgomery Democrat Nancy Floreen may launch independent run for county executive," 2 July 2018 All 188 seats in the Maryland General Assembly are on the ballot and only a handful of incumbents are unopposed. Erin Cox,, "Primary 101: A newcomer's guide to today's election in Maryland," 26 June 2018 Councilman Jeff Harris was unopposed to represent the district covering East Sacramento and South Natomas. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Sacramento City Council: Ashby, Jennings win re-election. Schenirer takes big lead," 5 June 2018 District 6 Councilman Kevin Thompson is unopposed in his bid for a second term. azcentral, "Election 2018: Here's who wants to run your Valley city," 1 June 2018 Wolf, who was unopposed Tuesday, already has more than $14 million in his campaign bank account, and that number is expected to grow swiftly now that the primary is over., "Scott Wagner wins Pa. Republican primary election for governor," 15 May 2018 Democrat Kendra Kenyon, who was unopposed Tuesday, will square off against the winner of the Ullman-Case-Morgan contest in November. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Ullman, Lachiondo win Ada commissioner races | Idaho Statesman," 15 May 2018 Five other council members faced no primary opponents and are unopposed in November. Karen Farkas,, "Cuyahoga County Council District 10 race is close, according to absentee votes," 8 May 2018 Of the 164 people running for council and mayoral seats in the Tarrant County area, 46 — or 28 percent — are unopposed. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "Mayors for life? Why Tarrant County voters keep re-electing these folks | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 27 Apr. 2018

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1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unopposed

: not having any competition in an election, contest, etc. : not opposed


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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