adjective \ˌnän-pə-ˈrel\

: better than any other : having no equal

Full Definition of NONPAREIL

:  having no equal

Examples of NONPAREIL

  1. <the nonpareil beauty of Helen of Troy>


Middle English nounparalle, from Middle French nompareil, from non- + pareil equal, from Vulgar Latin *pariculus, from Latin par equal
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to NONPAREIL

incomparable, inimitable, matchless, only, peerless, unequaled (or unequalled), unexampled, unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassable, unsurpassed



: someone or something that is better than any other

: a candy that is a small, flat, round piece of chocolate covered with tiny balls made of sugar

Full Definition of NONPAREIL

:  an individual of unequaled excellence :  paragon
a :  a small flat disk of chocolate covered with white sugar pellets
b :  sugar in small pellets of various colors

Examples of NONPAREIL

  1. Elvis was the nonpareil of early American rock and roll.
  2. <among the knights of the Round Table, Galahad stood alone as the nonpareil of nobility and selflessness>

First Known Use of NONPAREIL


Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, peel


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