incomparable

adjective
in·com·pa·ra·ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl also ˌin-kəm-ˈpa-rə- , -ˈper-ə- \

Definition of incomparable 

1 : eminent beyond comparison : matchless

2 : not suitable for comparison

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Other words from incomparable

incomparability \(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-p(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē alsoˌin-kəm-ˌpa-rə-, -ˌper-ə- \ noun
incomparably \(ˌ)in-ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-blē alsoˌin-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

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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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incomparable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of incomparable

: better than any other : having no equal

incomparable

adjective
in·com·pa·ra·ble | \ in-ˈkäm-pə-rə-bəl \

Kids Definition of incomparable

: better than any other an incomparable gymnast

Other words from incomparable

incomparably \-blē \ adverb

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