un·​ri·​valed | \ ˌən-ˈrī-vəld How to pronounce unrivaled (audio) \
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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Switzerland’s Roche Holding AG has enjoyed almost two decades as an unrivaled force in oncology. Denise Roland, WSJ, "Cancer-Drug Giant Roche Loses Edge as Rivals Grow," 28 Apr. 2019 Bening and Larson, who plays a United States Air Force pilot, both flexed unrivaled flight skills onscreen. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Brie Larson Exhibited All Kinds of Girl Power at Captain Marvel's Adrenaline-Fueled New York City Premiere," 8 Mar. 2019 No one can deny that Musk is a brilliant entrepreneur with an unrivaled ability to create and nurture innovative startups. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tesla is outgrowing Elon Musk," 29 Sep. 2018 With an unrivaled career that spanned over seven decades and shaped the industry, Lagerfeld first began his journey into the world of luxury fashion as an assistant to Pierre Balmain back in 1955. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Karl Lagerfeld Has Died at 85," 19 Feb. 2019 Kim and her family are the unrivaled queens of naked dressing, but this particular look is brave—even for KKW. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Wore the Naked Vintage Mugler Dress to End All Naked Dresses," 18 Feb. 2019 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

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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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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