un·​sur·​passed ˌən-sər-ˈpast How to pronounce unsurpassed (audio)
: not exceeded by anything else : not surpassed
unsurpassed beauty

Examples of unsurpassed in a Sentence

an artist who is unsurpassed at painting portraits that reveal the subject's inner life a French restaurant known for its unsurpassed cuisine
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsurpassed was circa 1775

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“Unsurpassed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsurpassed. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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