ADJ: oft ADJ since/in n (emphasis)
If you describe something as unparalleled, you are emphasizing that it is, for example, bigger, better, or worse than anything else of its kind, or anything that has happened before.

Germany's unparalleled prosperity is based on wise investments...

The country is facing a crisis unparalleled since the Second World War.

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  • Unparalleled — Un*par al*leled, a. Having no parallel, or equal; unequaled; unmatched. [1913 Webster] The unparalleled perseverance of the armies of the United States, under every suffering and discouragement, was little short of a miracle. Washington. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unparalleled — I adjective best, beyond compare, beyond comparison, cardinal, exceptional, extraordinary, incomparable, inestimable, inimitable, invaluable, isolated, leading, major, marvelous, matchless, nonconforming, nonpareil, outstanding, paramount,… …   Law dictionary

  • unparalleled — (adj.) 1590s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of PARALLEL (Cf. parallel). Unparallel as an adjective is recorded from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

  • unparalleled — is spelt in this way in BrE and AmE …   Modern English usage

  • unparalleled — [adj] superlative all time*, alone, beyond compare, champ*, champion, consummate, exceptional, greatest, incomparable, matchless, most, nonpareil, only, peerless, rare, single, singular, solid gold*, ten*, tops*, unequaled, unique, unmatched,… …   New thesaurus

  • unparalleled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having no parallel or equal; exceptional …   English terms dictionary

  • unparalleled — [unpar′ə leld΄] adj. that has no parallel, equal, or counterpart; unmatched …   English World dictionary

  • unparalleled — adj. unparalleled in (unparalleled in ferocity) * * * [ʌn pærəleld] unparalleled in (unparalleled in ferocity) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unparalleled — /un par euh leld /, adj. not paralleled; unequaled or unmatched; peerless; unprecedented: unparalleled athletic ability. Also, esp. Brit., unparallelled. [1585 95; UN 1 + PARALLEL + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unparalleled — adjective having no parallel; without equal; lacking anything similar or worthy of comparison. The candidate experienced unparalleled support in the last election …   Wiktionary

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