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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Commissioner Castillo was re-elected in 2006, 2010,2011, unopposed re-elected in 2014, and re-elected in 2018 and has served as Vice Mayor three times., "Angelo Castillo, commissioner, Pembroke Pines," 16 July 2019 In 2017, McMullan ran unopposed along with Snyder, and Stromatt defeated Fillault in the only contested race that year in a match-up determined by only 322 votes. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Candidate filing period for Woodlands board opens July 20," 16 July 2019 That Session, from June 24-26, will include a presidential election with Bach currently expected to get a final four-year term unopposed. Graham Dunbar,, "IOC to change process of Olympic bid races, host elections," 26 June 2019 It was believed that many Conservative lawmakers would not support Johnson without Gove by his side — and the episode ultimately ended both their chances, with May ultimately being crowned unopposed. Alexander Smith, NBC News, "Boris Johnson's to lose: Race for next U.K. leader nears the endgame," 18 June 2019 McAuliffe, who serves as the Republican committeeman for the 41st Ward, will have a major say in the selection, controlling nearly half the weighted vote based on the number of ballots cast in the ward during his unopposed reelection in November. Dan Petrella,, "Shake-up ahead for Northwest Side politics as city's lone Republican state lawmaker retires," 17 June 2019 Many of these arguments have been embraced or allowed to flourish unopposed at Green Meadow because of the school ethos, even though not all Waldorf parents oppose vaccination. New York Times, "Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools," 13 June 2019 That means barring some unforeseen and remarkable write-in campaign by challengers, Mayor Scott Fadness will walk unopposed into a second full term, and Westfield Mayor Andy Cook will earn a fourth term. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Hamilton County Democrats try but fail to put up any candidates for mayor seats," 8 May 2019 For one thing, no one has officially declared their candidacy for leader, leaving her unopposed. Matthew Green, Vox, "What Pelosi’s defenders miss," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of unopposed

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 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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