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[peer-lis] /ˈpɪər lɪs/
having no equal; matchless; unrivaled.
Origin of peerless
1275-1325; Middle English pereles. See peer1, -less
Related forms
peerlessly, adverb
peerlessness, noun
unmatched, unequaled; unique, unsurpassed. Unabridged
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  • The watercolors from those trips are among the finest ever known, peerless examples in a notoriously tricky medium.
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British Dictionary definitions for peerless


having no equals; matchless
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Word Origin and History for peerless

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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