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Having no parallel or equal; exceptional:‘the sudden rise in unemployment is unparalleled in the post-war period’
exceptional, unique, singular, rare, unprecedented, without parallel, without equal, unequalledmatchless, unmatched, peerless, unrivalled, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, unexcelled, superlative, incomparable, beyond compare, nonpareil, inimitable, second to none, in a league of its own, supremeunheard of, unusual, aberrant, freakhors concoursunexampledView synonyms
- ‘The boozing, the brawling, the cars, the girls and an unparalleled football talent have all defined George Best.’
- ‘The last time the two sides met the Giants put on a display of footy unparalleled in their season to blitz Lower Clarence.’
- ‘The power they bring to the stage is unparalleled in most bands I've seen.’
- ‘French electors today embark on the first round of the presidential elections with an unparalleled disdain for politics.’
- ‘War had brought unparalleled and unprecedented personal fortunes for Rome's victorious generals.’
- ‘When the adults have so much to explore, for kids the happiness is unparalleled.’
- ‘That is, the 1960s, which was in Africa a time of unparalleled hope and optimism.’
- ‘In concert, the band displayed a power and charisma unparalleled in modern music.’
- ‘And then there is a collection of dictionaries that must be quite unparalleled.’
- ‘However, Oktoberfest is also marketed as a student slosh fest of unparalleled quality and good times.’
- ‘The network has been touted an unparalleled service for visitors and potential visitors to WA.’
- ‘I'd spent a day on a river of unparalleled beauty and absorbed enough about the art of fishing to make me understand its lure and want to try again.’
- ‘Well, first of all, it has been an unparalleled honor to represent the United States.’
- ‘But for many families the postwar years brought unparalleled levels of material prosperity.’
- ‘He is truly irreplaceable, a figure of unparalleled courage and integrity.’
- ‘The web gives them the opportunity of unparalleled access to information.’
- ‘The event would give Scotland an unparalleled opportunity for worldwide exposure which money cannot buy.’
- ‘The 20th century was a century of savage slaughter, insane ideology, and unparalleled progress.’
- ‘Roberts said this amount of aid to one area was unparalleled.’
- ‘Versions of Dante in English offer the reader almost unparalleled opportunity for learned snobbishness.’
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