unprecedented

  • 1 Unprecedented — Un*prec e*dent*ed, a. Having no precedent or example; not preceded by a like case; not having the authority of prior example; novel; new; unexampled. {Un*prec e*dent*ed*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unprecedented — I adjective anomalous, exceptional, extraordinary, first, inauditus, incomparable, initial, miraculous, modern, new, newfangled, novel, novus, original, rare, singular, uncustomary, unequaled, unexampled, unexpected, unfamiliar, unheard of,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 unprecedented — (adj.) 1620s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + PRECEDENTED (Cf. precedented). In common use from c.1760 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 unprecedented — is pronounced with its second syllable pres not prees …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 unprecedented — [adj] exceptional, original aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, bizarre, eccentric, exotic, extraordinary, fantastic, freakish, idiosyncratic, marvelous, miraculous, modern, new, newfangled, novel, odd, outlandish, outof the way*, outré, preternatural …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 unprecedented — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ never done or known before. DERIVATIVES unprecedentedly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 unprecedented — [unpres′ə den΄tid] adj. having no precedent or parallel; unheard of; novel …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 unprecedented — [[t]ʌnpre̱sɪdentɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ If something is unprecedented, it has never happened before. Such a move is rare, but not unprecedented... In 1987 the Socialists took the unprecedented step of appointing a civilian to command the force. 2) ADJ… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 unprecedented — un|pre|ce|dent|ed [ʌnˈpresıdentıd] adj never having happened before, or never having happened so much ▪ He took the unprecedented step of stating that the rumours were false. ▪ Crime has increased on an unprecedented scale. unprecedented in ▪ an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 unprecedented — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ entirely, quite, totally, truly ▪ by no means, hardly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 unprecedented — un|prec|e|dent|ed [ ʌn presıdentəd ] adjective * never having happened or existed before: The government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence. a. the greatest in size, amount, degree, etc. that has ever been known …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 unprecedented */ — UK [ʌnˈpresɪˌdentɪd] / US [ʌnˈpresɪdentəd] adjective a) never having happened or existed before The government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence. b) the greatest in size, amount, degree etc that has ever been… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 unprecedented — unprecedentedly, adv. unprecedentedness, n. /un pres i den tid/, adj. without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event. [1615 25; UN 1 + PRECEDENT + ED2] Syn. unique, extraordinary,… …

    Universalium

  • 14 unprecedented — adjective never having happened before, or never having happened so much: unprecedented price increases unprecedentedly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 unprecedented — adjective warfare on an unprecedented scale Syn: unheard of, unknown, new, novel, groundbreaking, revolutionary, pioneering, epoch making; unparalleled, unequaled, unmatched, unrivaled, without parallel, without equal, out of the ordinary,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 unprecedented — /ʌnˈprɛsədɛntəd / (say un presuhdentuhd), / ˈpri / (say pree ) adjective having no precedent or preceding instance; never known before; unexampled: an unprecedented situation. –unprecedentedly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 unprecedented — adjective Date: 1623 having no precedent ; novel, unexampled • unprecedentedly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 unprecedented — adjective Never before seen or done, without precedent …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 unprecedented — Synonyms and related words: beguiling, bewildering, enigmatic, exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, indescribable, ineffable, legendary, marvelous, miraculous, mythical,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 unprecedented — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. new, novel, unheard of, original. See unconformity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unparalleled, unique, novel, original, anomalous, abnormal, freakish, untoward, unusual, out of the way, uncommon,… …

    English dictionary for students


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