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1nonpareil

adjective non·pa·reil \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>

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

Related to NONPAREIL

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

2nonpareil

noun

: 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
:  an individual of unequaled excellence :  paragon
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>

First Known Use of NONPAREIL

1593

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