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nonpareil

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adjective non·pa·reil \ˌnän-pə-ˈrel\

Simple Definition of nonpareil

  • : better than any other : having no equal

Full Definition of nonpareil

  1. :  having no equal

Examples of nonpareil

  1. <the nonpareil beauty of Helen of Troy>



Origin of nonpareil

Middle English nounparalle, from Middle French nompareil, from non- + pareil equal, from Vulgar Latin *pariculus, from Latin par equal


First Known Use: 15th century


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nonpareil

noun non·pa·reil

Simple Definition of nonpareil

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  an individual of unequaled excellence :  paragon

  2. 2 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>



1593

First Known Use of nonpareil

1593



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