unparalleled

[uhn-par-uh-leld]
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adjective

not paralleled; unequaled or unmatched; peerless; unprecedented: unparalleled athletic ability.

Also especially British, un·par·al·lelled.

Origin of unparalleled

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

adjective

unmatched; unequalled
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Word Origin and History for unparallelled

unparalleled

adj.

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

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