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[uhn-bee-tuh-buh l] /ʌnˈbi tə bəl/
incapable of being beaten; impossible to defeat:
an unbeatable football team.
of surpassingly good quality; excellent:
an unbeatable combination of brains and talent.
Origin of unbeatable
First recorded in 1895-1900; un-1 + beatable
Related forms
unbeatably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In a matter of months he had welded the Orient into an unbeatable war-machine.

  • The situation here is rough but not unbeatable—so listen and learn.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • But there it stands, a paper of record and unbeatable in any court in the land.

    Wunpost Dane Coolidge
  • All the pitchers were shot to pieces, and the Quakers seemed to be unbeatable.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • If Frank needed anything to make him unbeatable that afternoon, the thing had come to pass.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
British Dictionary definitions for unbeatable


unable to be defeated or outclassed; surpassingly excellent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unbeatable

1897, from un- (1) "not" + beatable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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