un·​par·​al·​leled | \ ˌən-ˈper-ə-ˌleld , -ləld, -ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of unparalleled

: having no parallel especially : having no equal or match : unique in kind or quality

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Examples of unparalleled in a Sentence

War crimes of this type are unparalleled in history. The new telescope offers an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research. Her knowledge of the subject is unparalleled.
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Her ability to create clarity and bring accountability to our process is unparalleled. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Mariners assistant player personnel director Leslie Manning has left the team," 4 Feb. 2019 The best player in the world has just one hole in his unparalleled resume: a title with his country. Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com, "2018 World Cup: Previewing everything from Messi and Ronaldo to the best teams and matches," 13 June 2018 On a multi-week trip to Asia, Dan discovers a surprising place where America’s dominance in Asia is unparalleled and gains some insight into Japan’s labor market during a busy lunch hour in Tokyo’s financial district. Bloomberg.com, "Where the U.S. Still Rules in Asia," 4 Aug. 2017 The degree of discrimination against blacks under Jim Crow was unparalleled. Jason Willick, WSJ, "Eight Decades of Ethnic Dilemmas," 14 Sep. 2018 Tax cuts and federal spending increases are stimulating economic growth at a time of very low unemployment, creating an economic experiment unparalleled during a peacetime expansion in the postwar period. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "President Trump Bashes the Fed. This Is How the Fed Chief Responds.," 30 Nov. 2018 When people ask me what was the most surprising thing about our trip, my answer is the unparalleled generosity of people. Alexandra Brown, SELF, "7 Steps I Took to Afford Taking a Year Off to Travel the World," 21 Nov. 2018 During the four decades from the 1950s through the 1990s that Galanos designed under his own name his attention to detail, quality of materials, and craftsmanship remained unparalleled. David Nash, Town & Country, "James Galanos and the Integrity of 20th Century Fashion," 6 Nov. 2018 It must be said that for a keenly intelligent statesman of stirring, almost unparalleled, private eloquence, public speaking was not exactly a strong suit. WSJ, "Notable & Quotable: The Real George H.W. Bush," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of unparalleled

1601, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unparalleled

: not found elsewhere : never seen or experienced before
: having no equal : better or greater than anyone or anything else


un·​par·​al·​leled | \ ˌən-ˈper-ə-ˌleld \

Kids Definition of unparalleled

: having no counterpart or equal an unparalleled celebration

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