un·​par·​al·​leled ˌən-ˈper-ə-ˌleld How to pronounce unparalleled (audio)
: having no parallel
especially : having no equal or match : unique in kind or quality

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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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unparalleled was in 1601

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“Unparalleled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unparalleled. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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un·​par·​al·​leled ˌən-ˈpar-ə-ˌleld How to pronounce unparalleled (audio)
: having no parallel
especially : having no equal or match : unsurpassed
a scene of unparalleled beauty

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