Definition of unchallenged in English:



  • 1Not disputed or questioned.

    ‘the report's findings did not go unchallenged’
    • ‘Supporters of Social Security really don't have the luxury of letting one lie or distortion go unchallenged or unanswered.’
    • ‘If the government had allowed the BBC's report to go unchallenged, the conventional wisdom would now be that the government accepted the allegation that they were liars and frauds.’
    • ‘Human rights groups say that any amendments will not go unchallenged, implying that legal means will be invoked to prevent what they regard as serious infringements on human rights.’
    • ‘We are raising resolutions in branches and districts to make sure it does not go unchallenged.’
    • ‘Someone, I am not sure which of you, mentioned sanctions; there is a degree of feeling, we gather, that certain actions go unchallenged, go unsorted.’
    • ‘He knows that, whether or not any new European Constitution is passed, Britain will be dragged further and further into corporatism if present arrangements go unchallenged.’
    • ‘Its decision to remain outside the law demonstrates high-handed contempt for the rule of European Union law and must not go unchallenged.’
    • ‘The sad, stunning thing is how these remarks go unchallenged - when there are Republicans who know better sitting right there.’
    • ‘I could not just stand by and let some things go unchallenged, and because I challenged them, the atmosphere changed.’
    • ‘It is a sign of the appalling lack of civics knowledge among the population and the media that the Democrats go unchallenged when they make these claims.’
    • ‘If these assumptions go unchallenged, humanitarian intervention will become a soothing name for unilateral and unaccountable exercises of power.’
    • ‘No excuses, no blaming Israel, no moral equivalence… just a simple recognition that a profoundly sinister assertion should not go unchallenged.’
    • ‘We don't want these attitudes to go unchallenged.’
    • ‘Ms Donovan said Mr Cusack's remarks had done a disservice to those who had chosen to remain with the newspaper and that they could not go unchallenged.’
    • ‘Our contribution to Casino and district is considerable in terms of both financial and social effects and we don't believe that an article such as yours should go unchallenged.’
    • ‘Of course, upholding the right to be offensive does not mean allowing objectionable views to go unchallenged, on some spineless basis that everybody is entitled to his opinion.’
    • ‘There is a kind of infantilism in the booze-and - footie culture of the central Scotland male that allows prejudice to go unchallenged and ignorance unaddressed.’
    • ‘As the potential model for other ventures between the public and private sector in Toronto, it would be regrettable if we let Dundas Square's weaknesses as a public square go unchallenged.’
    • ‘Most of these claims go unchallenged by the popular press and by the Labour opposition desperate not to be branded ‘soft’ on immigration.’
    • ‘This is not to say that the business voice should go unchallenged, but it should certainly have the opportunity to be heard in a loud, clear and unambiguous way at the very centre of government.’
    unquestionable, sure, definite, beyond question, not in question, not in doubt, beyond doubt, unequivocal, indubitable, undeniable, irrefutable, indisputable, incontrovertible, incontestable, obvious, patent, manifest, evident, plain, clear, transparent, palpable, unmistakable, conclusive, recognized, confirmed, accepted, acknowledged, undisputed, undoubted, unquestioned, uncontested
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    1. 1.1 (especially of a person in power) not opposed or defeated.
      ‘a position of unchallenged supremacy’
      • ‘Unlike Britain in the '20s, however, U.S. military and diplomatic supremacy is unchallenged.’
      • ‘The reason it became incapable of doing this is because it wielded largely unchallenged power for a very long time and did not have to practice self-examination as a result.’
      • ‘But the United States was never able to regain the position of unchallenged world supremacy that it had enjoyed in the decade or so that followed the Second World War.’
      • ‘This policy is founded on the conception that Washington's unchallenged military supremacy gives it a free hand to use force to assert the global hegemony of American capitalism.’
      • ‘The plan for global domination by the US has been in development for the past decade-ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union saw the US emerge as the unchallenged global military power.’
      • ‘The unchallenged power of the consultant is already under investigation, after another incompetent obstetrician was exposed.’
      • ‘The conclusion of World War II saw the emergence of the US as the unchallenged and pre-eminent capitalist power.’
      • ‘As the Roman Republic after the defeat of Carthage so, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, US supremacy is unchallenged.’
      • ‘There is little appetite for unilateral initiative among Western powers today, including the unchallenged superpower America.’
      • ‘The most right-wing monks have treated the war as a religious crusade to ensure the unchallenged supremacy of Buddhism and the ‘Sinhala nation.’’
      • ‘In a democracy, supremacy of Parliament remains unchallenged.’
      • ‘Enforcers in full-face helmets were everywhere, striding through the crowd with arrogance born of unchallenged supremacy.’
      • ‘Relying on its unchallenged military supremacy, Washington has made it clear that that UN resolutions and international law apply only to lesser countries.’
      • ‘But Wales did get their priceless second on 67 minutes when Davies curled in another free-kick and Hartson rose unchallenged to power a header to the net.’
      • ‘All this is part of Mallet's schema to make the point that First World supremacy is unchallenged, attacking Orientalism with a much cruder version of Occidentalism.’
      • ‘By the mid-eighteenth century the British were to turn the tables completely on the Dutch and win an unchallenged supremacy among Europeans in Asia.’
      • ‘In a series of papers they devised a blueprint for unchallenged and unchallengeable American power, military and political, across the globe, with the Middle East and Iraq as fulcrum.’
      • ‘For the first time, an American president had travelled to Europe under conditions where the dollar was losing its unchallenged supremacy in the world economy.’
      • ‘This is predicated on acceptance of the unchallenged military supremacy of the US.’
      • ‘Today, America stands unchallenged as a global power, projecting its economic and military strength throughout the world.’
    2. 1.2 Not called on to prove one's identity or allegiance.
      ‘they walked unchallenged into a hospital and stole a baby’
      • ‘The court heard how Oldnall and her sister managed to walk into the hospital and onto the ward unchallenged, before removing baby Elizabeth.’