unseeded

adjective
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

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These sorts of stakes, and this sort of setting, are unfamiliar for Riske, the unseeded American who mistakenly headed to her changeover chair thinking the match’s fifth game was over when the score was just 40-15. Howard Fendrich, BostonGlobe.com, "Serena Williams dispatches Alison Riske to reach semifinals once again," 9 July 2019 That Gauff, ranked 313th and facing another unseeded player, was scheduled to appear at Wimbledon's main stadium says plenty about what a sensation the Floridian already is. Howard Fendrich, sun-sentinel.com, "Delray Beach 15-year-old Coco Gauff pulls off another Wimbledon stunner," 5 July 2019 That Gauff, ranked 313th and facing another unseeded player, was scheduled to appear at Wimbledon’s main stadium says plenty about what a sensation the Floridian has become. Howard Fendrich, SFChronicle.com, "15-year-old Coco Gauff still unfazed, unbeaten at Wimbledon," 5 July 2019 That Gauff, ranked 313th and facing another unseeded player, was scheduled to appear at Wimbledon’s main stadium says plenty about what a sensation the Floridian already is. Howard Fendrich, The Denver Post, "Wimbledon: Coco Gauff, 15, avoids 2 match points in Centre Court win," 5 July 2019 Instead, a hard-charging Michael O Connor stormed in to make the game-ending grab, securing for unseeded Austin a 3-1 upset at Siebert Field in a Class 3A quarterfinal game. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Class 3A state baseball: Austin upsets second-seeded Hill-Murray 3-1 in quarters," 13 June 2019 Vondrousova, 19, from the Czech Republic, is unseeded. Editors, USA TODAY, "Democrats in Iowa, Tony Awards, Stanley Cup Final: 5 things to know this weekend," 8 June 2019 While Anisimova’s dreams of reaching the final may have slipped away, the unseeded 17-year-old’s stunning performance in the first five rounds of the tournament marked her out as a rising star in women’s tennis. Saphora Smith, NBC News, "17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova loses French Open semifinal, ending fairytale run," 7 June 2019 In the women's final Saturday, No. 8 Ash Barty will face unseeded 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. Howard Fendrich, courant.com, "Federer can’t handle wind or Nadal in three-set French Open loss," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of unseeded

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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unseeded

adjective

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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