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

Definition of unrivaled 

: having no rival : incomparable, supreme unrivaled greatness

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a palace of unrivaled magnificence Her athletic records are unrivaled.

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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 Beijing’s unrivaled authority allows it not only to blunt the domestic impact of American moves, but also to hit back with commercial weapons at government disposal. Don Lee, latimes.com, "Trump says trade wars are easy to win. But a trade war with China is different," 25 June 2018 Erdogan is poised to assume unrivaled authority with the vote, under a new system of government that was narrowly approved by voters last year. Kareem Fahim, Washington Post, "Erdogan calls for early elections in Turkey, citing need to ‘overcome uncertainties’," 18 Apr. 2018 Erdogan is poised to assume unrivaled authority with the vote, under a new system of government that was narrowly approved by voters last year. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Erdogan calls for early elections in Turkey," 18 Apr. 2018 Gallant was subsequently hired by Vegas and has enjoyed unrivaled success, doing so with two former Panthers players among those on his roster, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "A bittersweet ending for Panthers. But this is the lesson they learned for next season | Miami Herald," 9 Apr. 2018 Summer is a time of intense languor, a period that offers unrivaled ubiquity. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Childish Gambino and the Search for the Summer Anthem," 12 July 2018 The density of the restaurant district is unrivaled anywhere else in the city. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "Weep not for Starbucks. But in the North End, what comes next?," 12 July 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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