none·​such | \ ˈnən-ˌsəch How to pronounce nonesuch (audio) \

Definition of nonesuch

: a person or thing without an equal

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Other Words from nonesuch

nonesuch adjective

Examples of nonesuch in a Sentence

in medieval legend Sir Galahad is the nonesuch of the noble knight with a pure and unselfish heart

First Known Use of nonesuch

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonesuch was in 1590

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to take the place or position of

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