peerless

[ peer-lis ]
/ ˈpɪər lɪs /

adjective

having no equal; matchless; unrivaled.

Nearby words

  1. peerage,
  2. peerce,
  3. peerce, jan,
  4. peeress,
  5. peerie,
  6. peerlessly,
  7. peetweet,
  8. peeve,
  9. peeved,
  10. peevedly

Origin of peerless

First recorded in 1275–1325, peerless is from the Middle English word pereles. See peer1, -less

Related formspeer·less·ly, adverbpeer·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for peerless

peerless

/ (ˈpɪəlɪs) /

adjective

having no equals; matchless
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Word Origin and History for peerless

peerless

adj.

c.1300, from peer (n.) + -less.

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