American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Defying imitation; matchless.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not imitable; incapable of being imitated or copied; surpassing imitation.
- Synonyms Matchless, peerless.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not capable of being imitated, copied, or counterfeited; beyond imitation; surpassingly excellent; matchless; unrivaled; exceptional; unique.
- adj. defying imitation; matchless.
- From Latin inimitabilis, corresponding to in- + imitable. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin inimitābilis : in-, not; + imitābilis, imitable (from imitārī, to imitate). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And now to particularize a little, as to such divine characters which are conspicuous in it, and which I call inimitable, that could have proceeded from none but a divine Author.”
“JC: I suppose "inimitable" is a fair description of the kind of the associative and improvisational style of teaching and writing that I tend to do.”
“All in inimitable, indigenous French avant-garde fashion.”
“It possesses a certain inimitable quality, the combination of unique elements that make it impossible to reproduce exactly.”
“God takes up the argument begun by Elihu (who came nearest to the truth) and prosecutes it in inimitable words, excelling his, and all other men's, in the loftiness of the style, as much as thunder does a whisper.”
“Gaffney has engineered a thrilling Brooklyn Bridge of a novel, at once old-fashioned and utterly modern, grand and charming, elegant and massive, imposing and delightful, carrying us in inimitable style across the rich, rank waters of New York City’s history.”
“There is a an exquisite, unweathered quality to a well-trained childrens' chorus that is inimitable, which is probably why so much church music has been written for their perfect soprano voices over the centuries.”
“As the guide pointed out the dens for the wild beasts -- the passages through which they came -- and the arena for the combat -- Sir Henry, like most British travellers, recalled the inimitable story of Thraso, and his lion fight.”
“Every supreme writer has his own style, inalienable and inimitable, which is as much a part of him as his own soul, the look in his eyes, or his tones of voice.”
“He did his best to look sombre and Spanish, to turn his visage into a mask; to conceal his thoughts and emotions, not only by the expression of his features but by direct misstatements of his tongue, and in all things to present to the obedient Flemings as elaborate a reproduction of his great prototype as copy can ever recall inimitable original.”
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