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[uhn-par-uh-leld] /ʌnˈpær əˌlɛld/
not paralleled; unequaled or unmatched; peerless; unprecedented:
unparalleled athletic ability.
Also, especially British, unparallelled.
Origin of unparalleled
1585-95; un-1 + parallel + -ed2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for unparalleled


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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