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 The third-seeded Nadal seeks a record 21st major to move one clear of Federer, and next faces unseeded Cameron Norrie. Samuel Petrequin And Jerome Pugmire, Star Tribune, 3 June 2021 Reilly Opelka, and unseeded players Stevie Johnson and Marco Giron. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2021 There’s another all-SEC super regional with unseeded Georgia playing at No. 4 Florida while an upset in Knoxville prevented a Missouri-Tennessee pairing. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 27 May 2021 In the last quarterfinal Thursday night, unseeded American Sebastian Korda was to play No. 4 Andrey Rublev. Steven Wine, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Top-seeded North Carolina survived an upset bid from unseeded Rutgers, 12-11, in overtime to advance the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament semifinals. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, 22 May 2021 The senior Crusaders pair of McKenzie Wise and Reagan Hope battled their way to the final after a close sweep over unseeded Valley Christian 21-17 and 21-18. Edwin Perez, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2021 North Dakota State, the defending champion and winner of eight of the last nine FCS titles, is also unseeded. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021 Two years ago, unseeded Louisville upset second-seeded Texas in a NCAA tournament regional semifinal matchup. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unseeded

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unseeded was circa 1775

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“Unseeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unseeded. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unseeded

: not ranked as one of the best players in a sports competition (such as a tennis tournament) : not seeded


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