un·​ri·​valed | \ ˌən-ˈrī-vəld \
variants: or unrivalled

Definition of unrivaled

: having no rival : incomparable, supreme unrivaled greatness

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Examples of unrivaled in a Sentence

a palace of unrivaled magnificence Her athletic records are unrivaled.

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The venue, with seating for about 300 between inside tables and a multi-level deck, offers unrivaled, sweeping views of the Connecticut River and Putnam Bridge. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "River: An Italian-Inspired, Waterfront Restaurant With An Unrivaled View," 18 June 2018 Florence, Italy Though Rome is Italy’s much beloved capital and Milan has serious cosmopolitan clout, Florence remains unrivaled in history, art, and architecture (its beauty and cuisine don’t hurt, either). Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 China’s sheer manufacturing capabilities are unrivaled. Alexandra Stevenson, The Seattle Times, "Trump’s tariffs may hurt as trade war worsens, but quitting China is hard to do. Why other countries can’t fill the bill.," 24 Sep. 2018 Then came Mohammed bin Salman, who became crown prince last year and has consolidated unrivaled control over the levers of power inside the kingdom. David D. Kirkpatrick, The Seattle Times, "Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance: What we know and don’t know," 15 Oct. 2018 Then, of course, there’s the unrivaled happiness of carrying something so unabashedly fun. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "The Story Behind Susan Alexandra, Fashion's Most Delightful Handbag Brand," 15 Oct. 2018 The homespun, authentic feel of walking some of the city's most iconic laneways for street art with someone who has an intimate knowledge of—and participation in—the scene is an unrivaled experience. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Best Things to Do in Melbourne," 26 Sep. 2018 And having endured decades of UN trade restrictions, Pyongyang possesses an unrivaled record for concealing its weapons production facilities and secretly selling components to foreign customers. Joby Warrick, BostonGlobe.com, "Suspicious factory underscores challenge of verifying North Korea’s nuclear promises," 21 Apr. 2018 This is not a knock on Votto, whose unrivaled work ethic fills some of that role. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc: Where Billy Hamilton, Amir Garrett, Joey Votto and the rest of the Cincinnati Reds stand," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unrivaled

1607, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unrivaled

: better than anyone or anything else


variants: or unrivalled \ ˌən-​ˈrī-​vəld \

Kids Definition of unrivaled

: having no rival

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a servile follower or underling

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