Part of speech:
(Adjectives are describing words, like “large” or “late.”
They can be used in two ways:
1. Right before a noun, as in “an undisputed truth.”
2. After a linking verb, as in "The truth was undisputed.”)
To dispute something is to argue against it.
So, something undisputed is so true and clear that everyone agrees about it and no one argues against it.
How to use it:
Talk about an undisputed fact, truth, idea, or observation; an undisputed leader, champion, king or queen, etc.
A common expression is "X is the undisputed Y of Z," as in "He's the undisputed king of comedy," "We are the undisputed owners of this property," "The biscuit is the undisputed staple of southern cuisine," and so on.
Ending your sentence with this word can be particularly emphatic: "Its popularity remains undisputed." "Her voting record is iffy but the strength of her foreign policy is undisputed."
To get really poetic, reverse the order of your adjective and noun: "king undisputed," "victory undisputed," "proof undisputed."
It's undisputed among parents that the first few weeks with a newborn baby are the most difficult.
So many opportunities for creativity are lost when we let all the shoulds and musts stand undisputed.
Look away from the screen to explain the definition in your own words. You’ll know you understand what "undisputed" means when you can explain it without saying “incontrovertible" or "not argued with."
Think of one particular thing that everyone in your family likes, and fill in the blanks: "Our family's undisputed favorite _____ is _____."
Example: "Our family's undisputed favorite dinner is anything Tex-Mex."
Spend at least 20 seconds occupying your mind with the game and quote below. Then try the review questions. Don't go straight to the review now;let your working memory empty out first.
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Dr. Seuss: “I know my stuff looks like it was rattled off in twenty-eight seconds, but every word is a struggle and every sentence is like the pangs of birth.”
1. The opposite of UNDISPUTED is
2. _____, the game ended in an undisputed victory.
A. To the sound of wild cheers
B. To the confusion of the commentators
C. To the chagrin of both teams' coaches
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