in·​com·​pa·​ra·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl also ˌin-kəm-ˈpa-rə- How to pronounce incomparable (audio) , -ˈper-ə- \

Definition of incomparable

1 : eminent beyond comparison : matchless
2 : not suitable for comparison

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incomparability \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkäm-​p(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce incomparability (audio) also  ˌin-​kəm-​ˌpa-​rə-​ , -​ˌper-​ə-​ \ noun
incomparably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkäm-​p(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce incomparably (audio) also  ˌin-​kəm-​ˌpa-​rə-​ , -​ˌper-​ə-​ \ adverb

Examples of incomparable in a Sentence

The quality of their products is incomparable. an incomparable view of the valley
Recent Examples on the Web His power, precision, and composition was incomparable. Time, "Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies Aged 67," 12 Jan. 2020 Its elevation into a timeless signifier of absolute evil has had the effect of making it not only incomparable but, in a more troubling sense, unknowable. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, "Why Historical Analogy Matters," 7 Jan. 2020 Velázquez’s touch is, as ever, incomparable — nothing labored, everything just so, as the black volumes of his sitter’s body activate the nebulous, dead space all around. Washington Post, "Buried deep in a disappointing Rembrandt and Velázquez show are two portraits that demand to be seen," 8 Nov. 2019 The Trace trained all 214 students to do their research using information from the Gun Violence Archive, an incomparable research tool for information on shootings. Lizzie Feidelson, The New Republic, "The Kids Profiling Every Single Child Killed by Guns," 26 Dec. 2019 But where Lanzmann framed the Holocaust as an incomparable horror that ripped itself outside history, in Malick both the history and the horror are curiously elided. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, "The Heavy-Handed Moralism of Terrence Malick’s New Film," 13 Dec. 2019 The issue is whether the sheer scale of the museum is a good thing for art and audiences, and for the masterpieces in its incomparable collection. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Don’t let crowds deter you from visiting the expanded Museum of Modern Art in New York," 24 Nov. 2019 Ravens 30, Rams 20: The Rams defense, led by the incomparable Aaron Donald, will offer one of the sternest tests yet for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offensive juggernaut. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Ravens vs. Rams staff picks: Who will win Monday night’s matchup in L.A.?," 21 Nov. 2019 In June, 2018, the City of Chicago announced a $75 million plan to restore the Uptown Theatre, an incomparable 1925 movie palace and resplendent anchor of the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side. Chris Jones,, "Column: Uptown Theatre restoration has stalled, it needs a kickstart from our new mayor," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of incomparable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for incomparable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin incomparabilis, from in- + comparabilis comparable

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20 Jan 2020

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“Incomparable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of incomparable

: better than any other : having no equal


in·​com·​pa·​ra·​ble | \ in-ˈkäm-pə-rə-bəl How to pronounce incomparable (audio) \

Kids Definition of incomparable

: better than any other an incomparable gymnast

Other Words from incomparable

incomparably \ -​blē \ adverb

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