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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unopposedadjective

    not having opposition or an opponent

    "unopposed military forces"; "the candidate was unopposed"


  1. unopposedadjective

    With no or little opposition

  2. unopposedadjective

    Without an opponent.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unopposedadjective

    Not encountered by any hostility or obstruction.

    Proud, art thou met? thy hope was to have reach’d
    The height of thy aspiring unoppos’d,
    The throne of God unguarded. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    To every nobler portion of the town,
    The curling billows roll their restless tide:
    In parties now they struggle up and down,
    As armies, unoppos’d, for prey divide. Dryden.

    The people, like a headlong torrent go,
    And ev’ry dam they break or overflow:
    But unoppos’d they either lose their force,
    Or wind in volumes to their former course. Dryden.


  1. unopposed

    An uncontested election is an election in which the number of candidates is the same as or fewer than the number of places available for election, so that all candidates are guaranteed to be elected. An uncontested single-winner election is one where there is only one candidate. In some uncontested elections, the normal process, of voters casting ballots and election official counting votes, is cancelled as superfluous and costly; in other cases the election proceeds as a formality. There are some election systems where absence of opposing candidates may not guarantee victory; possible factors are a quorum or minimum voter turnout; a none of the above option; or the availability of write-in candidates on the ballot.


  1. unopposed

    Unopposed generally means not being challenged or resisted, specifically referring to a situation or position in which there is no competition, opposition, or dissent. It can be used in various contexts such as politics, sports, or any situation involving rivalry or conflict.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unopposed

    un-o-pōzd′, adj. not opposed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unopposed in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unopposed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of unopposed in a Sentence

  1. Mort Sahl:

    Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. Had he run unopposed he would have lost.

  2. Angus King:

    There’s only two ways to run: Scared or unopposed.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    I'm not unopposed, there's still a bunch of people in this race, we're going to stay focused on making the case to the American people that we can't have another 'campaign conservative.'.

  4. Uri Orbach:

    This decree is very serious and we will not allow it to pass unopposed. (on Israel offers 10-month West Bank settlement freeze)

  5. Parker Thayer:

    They also run largely unopposed, and women and people of color are vastly underrepresented among sitting DAs. Given thathalf of all U.S. adults have an immediate family member that was or is incarcerated, and that over 90 percent of the incarcerated population is held at the state and local level, our local prosecutors matter more than ever. as you can tell from multiple times where the Oregon Law and Justice PAC was asked about who their donor was, they kept it secret the entire time, even despite the fact that his opponent was running ads saying secret billionaires are funding his campaign and he won't tell us who the billionaires are, Thayer told Fox News.

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