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[uhn-bee-tuh-buh l] /ʌnˈbi tə bəl/
incapable of being beaten; impossible to defeat:
an unbeatable football team.
of surpassingly good quality; excellent:
an unbeatable combination of brains and talent.
Origin of unbeatable
1895-1900; un-1 + beatable
Related forms
unbeatably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unbeatable
  • He has been a good attorney general for twenty years, and was believed to be unbeatable.
  • Every company had a seemingly endless supply, and as long as optimism ruled, equity-based mergers were unbeatable.
  • If you can get good cream, preferably local and fresh, the flavor is unbeatable.
  • The shoes are costly but their quality is unbeatable.
  • But despite her words of caution, she seems unbeatable.
  • When he left office, it appeared unbeatable in presidential elections.
  • However, their determination to succeed was unbeatable.
  • His serve may be weak, but he returns them at an unbeatable rate.
  • She then helped to defeat a seemingly unbeatable citizens' initiative to overturn the tax.
  • But for anything much bigger, the energy density of aviation fuel still looks to be unbeatable.
British Dictionary definitions for unbeatable


unable to be defeated or outclassed; surpassingly excellent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unbeatable

1897, from un- (1) "not" + beatable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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