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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
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  • Behind him was a career of solid responsibility, of grave crises met and mastered with cool generalship and unbeatable energy.

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

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • In a matter of months he had welded the Orient into an unbeatable war-machine.

  • On the defensive, it was believed by many, he was unbeatable, conditions of supply and equipment being equal.

  • The collapse of the Russian armies had also made many of them believe Germany was unbeatable.

    Winning a Cause John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
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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