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  1. not paralleled; unequaled or unmatched; peerless; unprecedented: unparalleled athletic ability.
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Also especially British, un·par·al·lelled.

Origin of unparalleled

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + parallel + -ed2
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Related Words for unparalleled

unsurpassed, rare, incomparable, singular, unequaled, exceptional, unmatched, unrivaled, unique, unprecedented, all-time, alone, champion, consummate, matchless, most, nonpareil, only, peerless, single

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British Dictionary definitions for unparalleled


  1. unmatched; unequalled
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Word Origin and History for unparalleled


1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of parallel. Unparallel as an adjective is recorded from 1650s.

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