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[uhn-rahy-vuh ld] /ʌnˈraɪ vəld/
having no rival or competitor; having no equal; incomparable; supreme:
His work is unrivaled for the beauty of its prose.
Also, especially British, unrivalled.
Origin of unrivaled
1585-95; un-1 + rivaled Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But the finest object in this city is the quay, which is unrivalled by any I have seen.

    A Tour in Ireland Arthur Young
  • On poor land they are unrivalled, except perhaps by the small Highlanders.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • All the divinity of a god beams through this unrivalled perfection of form.

  • Lady Faulconcourt, art thou to be hailed as the unrivalled mother?'

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • In knowledge of the Traditions, in devotion, in piety, he was unrivalled.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Birmingham, too, is unrivalled in the world in the application of art to metal work.

  • At the management of the minds of men with whom he was actually in contact he was unrivalled.

  • It has an unrivalled location for future growth and permanence.

    Travels in the Far East

    Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • The result is a bridge that for massive solidity may be p. 319pronounced unrivalled.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • The site is unrivalled for a temple in which all could worship with devotion.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
British Dictionary definitions for unrivalled


having no equal; matchless
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unrivalled

also unrivaled, 1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of rival (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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