Definition of unprecedented in English:

unprecedented

adjective

  • Never done or known before.

    ‘the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence’
    • ‘The mixed economy boomed, bringing unprecedented prosperity to the middle and working classes.’
    • ‘One social characteristic was the unique and unprecedented rise in real earnings and incomes.’
    • ‘Yet he is happy to admit that the man who inherited his job has guided the Giants to unprecedented levels of success.’
    • ‘The catastrophe that made all of that a distant memory was equally unprecedented in the history of mankind.’
    • ‘Despite its budget and nearly unprecedented number of release prints, Ginger Snaps feels like a very collaborative effort.’
    • ‘For a company of this size, it was a virtually unprecedented single day drop.’
    • ‘"This gives you virtually unprecedented control over movies, " Aho said.’
    • ‘It was underpinned by a level of social consensus unprecedented since before the Reformation.’
    • ‘But George W. Bush " unsigned " the treaty on May 6, 2002, in a historically unprecedented move.’
    • ‘Secondly they provided a conduit through which investment on a hitherto unprecedented scale could be mobilized.’
    • ‘Since it was unique and unprecedented the coin was dismissed as a modern hoax.’
    • ‘We're in a time of almost unprecedented prosperity and peace.’
    • ‘In a very rare, but not unprecedented move, the US Patent Office has nullified a contentious technology patent.’
    • ‘The celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the event have been unprecedented in scope.’
    • ‘We put together an unprecedented ground operation, but it was matched by the zealots on the right.’
    • ‘"Debt is at historically unprecedented levels, " according to the Office for National Statistics.’
    • ‘Now two victims have taken the unprecedented step of suing the Vatican itself.’
    • ‘The almost unprecedented move would have brought a smile to your million-dollar mug right about now.’
    • ‘Interestingly, Dean protected, to a nearly unprecedented degree, his and his family's privacy from media inquiry.’
    unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled, without parallel, without equal
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

unprecedented

/ʌnˈprɛsɪdɛntɪd/