Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being such that comparison is impossible; incommensurable.
  • adj. So outstanding as to be beyond comparison; unsurpassed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. So much better than another as to be beyond comparison; matchless or unsurpassed.
  • adj. Not able to be compared.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not comparable; admitting of no comparison with others; unapproachably eminent; without a peer or equal; matchless; peerless; transcendent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not comparable; admitting of no comparison; especially, without a match, rival, or peer; unequaled; transcendent.
  • Synonyms Matchless, peerless, unrivaled, unparalleled, nonpareil.
  • n. In ornithology, the painted finch, Cyanospiza or Passerina ciris, more commonly called nonpareil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared

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Examples

  • Passe une année pleine de bonheur, excellente santé, et du vin incomparable!

    se reposer sur ses lauriers - French Word-A-Day

  • It may be urged against my use of the word incomparable that in the burglary business the name of Slith stands paramount and alone; and of this I am not ignorant; but Slith is a classic, and lived long ago, and knew nothing at all of modern competition; besides which the surprising nature of his doom has possibly cast a glamour upon Slith that exaggerates in our eyes his undoubted merits.

    The Book of Wonder

  • Demanding to shoot and process, Kodachrome rewarded generations of skilled users with a richness of color and a particular treatment of light that many photographers described as incomparable even as they shifted to digital cameras.

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  • Demanding both to shoot and process, Kodachrome rewarded generations of skilled users with a richness of color and a unique treatment of light that many photographers described as incomparable even as they shifted to digital cameras.

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  • Mrs. Cram was alternately aghast and delighted at what she perhaps justly called his incomparable impudence.

    Waring's Peril

  • Holiness was defined as the incomparable Glory of God, His exclusive adorableness, His infinite

    Holy in Christ Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy

  • In shewing the reason, why Christ's mediation ought to minister such confidence to us: which is, the incomparable fitness of Christ for the performance of that work, 321. and this appears by considering him,

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.

  • Mr. Obama described Emanuel as an "incomparable" leader who helped enforce the president's agenda as his administration managed two wars, an economic crisis, healthcare reform and other difficult issues.

    Obama Names Interim Chief of Staff

  • As Krapp plays tapes from yesteryear, he uses the off switch as punctuation, reacting to memories of women with "incomparable" eyes and bosoms.

    Krapp's Last Tape

  • Gotta read this one, can Thia hold a candle to the "incomparable" Dejah Thoris?

    Embracing "Thia of the Drylands"

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    August 15, 2011