unsurpassable

adjective

un·​sur·​pass·​able ˌən-sər-ˈpa-sə-bəl How to pronounce unsurpassable (audio)
: unable to be surpassed or exceeded
an unsurpassable legacy
unsurpassable skill
unsurpassably adverb

Examples of unsurpassable in a Sentence

the unsurpassable splendor of the palace
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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsurpassable was in 1611

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“Unsurpassable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsurpassable. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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