un·​seed·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈsē-dəd How to pronounce unseeded (audio) \

Definition of unseeded

: not seeded: such as
a : having no seeds unseeded fruit
b : not seeded (see seed entry 2 sense 4b) among the contestants in a competition (such as a tennis tournament) … ninth-seeded Lindsay Davenport lost quickly, in 65 minutes, to unseeded Julie Halard of France.— Robin Finn

Examples of unseeded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An unseeded player – France’s Ugo Humbert or more likely Belgium’s David Goffin – would await in the next round. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 30 June 2022 In women's quarterfinal play, the unseeded Osaka — who hasn't won a tournament since the 2021 Australian Open — made quick work of No. 9 Danielle Collins of the U.S. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 30 Mar. 2022 Kyrgios, 27, was unseeded and playing in his first Grand Slam final. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 10 July 2022 The six-time champion at the All England Club will face the unseeded Kyrgios on Sunday on Centre Court. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 9 July 2022 Kyrgios became the first unseeded and lowest-ranked man to get to the final four at the All England Club since 2008 by playing what, for him, amounts to a restrained and efficient brand of tennis against Garin. Howard Fendrich, Hartford Courant, 6 July 2022 Tommy Paul both lost on Sunday, leaving Fritz and unseeded Brandon Nakashima to play on July 4th. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 4 July 2022 Both sisters are back in London, however, with Serena set to face Harmony Tan, an unseeded Frenchwoman, on Centre Court on Tuesday in the first round. New York Times, 27 June 2022 The way unseeded Texas clinched its spot in the Women’s College World Series semifinals in Oklahoma City Sunday night imbued coach Mike White with a frisky energy. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unseeded

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Unseeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unseeded. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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