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matchless

[mach-lis] /ˈmætʃ lɪs/
adjective
1.
having no equal; peerless; unequaled; incomparable:
matchless courage.
Origin of matchless
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; match2 + -less
Related forms
matchlessly, adverb
matchlessness, noun
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  • The horrid thing reserves for us most 147 cruel and matchless rigours.

    Ebrietatis Encomium Boniface Oinophilus
  • We have soldiers, few perhaps, but matchless throughout the world.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • He lays claim to nothing that his matchless vision has not made his own.

  • What weather these Napoleons had, from Austerlitz down to the matchless autumn of 1870!

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  • matchless is our opportunity—matchless also is our responsibility!

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  • Bentham found the 'matchless constitution' precisely in this state.

  • It was a 192 matchless June day, in a perfect English summer.

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British Dictionary definitions for matchless

matchless

/ˈmætʃlɪs/
adjective
1.
unequalled; incomparable; peerless
Derived Forms
matchlessly, adverb
matchlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for matchless
adj.

"peerless," 1520s, from match (n.2) + -less. Related: Matchlessly; matchlessness.

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