Definition of peerless in US English:



  • Unequaled; unrivaled.

    ‘a peerless cartoonist’
    • ‘He was a peerless expert on the region beyond the Mississippi, as well as a prominent scientist and ethnologist.’
    • ‘Greater men than I have spun through this door, including Winston Churchill and countless other dignitaries that made this peerless palace a favourite escape from the freezing winters of northern Europe.’
    • ‘He doesn't think of himself as having a peerless reputation, he just thinks of himself as being a good runner.’
    • ‘You can see instantly why he is peerless in British politics.’
    • ‘Yet her first two records still sound peerless.’
    • ‘The latter player was to be very influential in the backs, his distribution and kicking being quite peerless all afternoon - he kicked six out of six conversions and deservedly won the man-of-the-match award.’
    • ‘But Real's peerless record goes beyond all that, their manifold achievements in the game as a whole transcend jealousy.’
    • ‘The wonderfully rounded performances on his early discs, when peerless technique was wedded to Apollonian refinement, now seem to belong to another age entirely.’
    • ‘It is this extraordinarily potent combination which gives his work its peerless quality, his stories are driven by words and a mythic past but are also rooted in modern experience and uncertainty.’
    • ‘Although the book is peerless in terms of its examination of publishing, there is still a lack of comparative data, both within the industry and between publishing and other industries.’
    • ‘If you accept that the words ‘the greatest’ can only be used to mean completely peerless in their sport, then there are really only two candidates.’
    • ‘You experience a thriving mix of Maori, forestry, arts and crafts, a champion Maori rugby team, Tolaga Bay knitwear, peerless beaches and matchless surf.’
    • ‘And while other artists might explore similar ground, the particular glory of Paterson's work is its peerless perfection.’
    • ‘My consultants currently read Harry as a modern-day knight, peerless and beyond reproach.’
    • ‘With its sophisticated challenges and peerless animation, the film is close to being a masterpiece.’
    • ‘And so he continues; playing with our perceptions of context and meaning in works of breathtaking beauty and peerless draughtsmanship.’
    • ‘Sadly, his almost peerless skill in the saddle was matched until two years ago by a seemingly relentless ability, mostly alcohol-induced, to kick himself in the head.’
    • ‘The members like their course manicured like no other; the members enjoy their almost peerless wine cellar; the members like paying only $100 per night to stay in the club grounds.’
    • ‘For almost half a century, Updike - modern America's peerless prose-poet of the everyday - has exhibited a dazzling flair for depicting actuality in all its sensuous vividness.’
    • ‘Compellingly perfect, it's why this album's so peerless.’
    incomparable, matchless, unrivalled, inimitable, beyond compare, unparalleled, unequalled, without equal, unmatched, beyond comparison, second to none, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, nonpareil
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