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.
Recent Examples on the Web Its most lucrative innovation isn't helping friends and family connect to one another, but rather positioning itself as an essential tool for businesses of all sizes to connect with an unrivaled audience at the click of a button. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, "Here's how big Facebook's ad business really is," 30 June 2020 In its early days, Be developed the machine for its own hardware, called the BeBox—a system with two AT&T Hobbit processors on which BeOS' unrivaled attention to SMP efficiency could shine. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "A decidedly non-Linux distro walkthrough: Haiku R1/beta2," 29 June 2020 The jewelry-quality nickel plating of Acme Lures gives the Kastmaster an unrivaled flash when retrieved steadily or flutter-jigged through the surf. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time," 23 Oct. 2019 It has been labeled the most influential dive watch of all time by renowned divers and is practically unrivaled. Popular Science, "Reliable diving watches for your undersea adventures," 20 May 2020 Her boundless creative energy and infectious spirit were unrivaled. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Marc Maron Says He Was 'Starting a Life' with Girlfriend Lynn Shelton as Hollywood Mourns Director," 18 May 2020 Her boundless creative energy and infectious spirit were unrivaled. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Lynn Shelton, indie filmmaker and Little Fires Everywhere director, dies at 54," 16 May 2020 The severity of the decline is unrivaled for retail figures that date back to 1992. Time, "U.S. Retail Sales Plunged a Record 16% in April As Coronavirus Swept the Country," 15 May 2020 The city’s goal of testing every resident is unrivaled in scale, and in the speed at which Wuhan apparently plans to carry it out. New York Times, "Here’s How Wuhan Plans to Test All 11 Million of Its People for Coronavirus," 14 May 2020

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First Known Use of unrivaled

1607, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2020

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“Unrivaled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrivaled. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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