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non·pa·reil

 (nŏn′pə-rĕl′)
adj.
1. Having no equal; peerless: the Yankees' nonpareil center fielder.
2. Designating the smallest, most flavorful variety of pickled caper.
n.
1. A person or thing that has no equal; a paragon.
2.
a. A small pellet of variously colored sugar used to decorate or give texture to sweets.
b. A small, flat chocolate drop covered with these pellets.

[Middle English nounparalle, from Old French nonpareil : non-, non- + pareil, equal (from Vulgar Latin *pariculus, diminutive of Latin pār, equal; see perə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

nonpareil

(ˈnɒnpərəl; ˌnɒnpəˈreɪl)
n
1. a person or thing that is unsurpassed or unmatched; peerless example
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a size of printers' type equal to 6 point
3. (Cookery) US a small bead of coloured sugar used to decorate cakes, biscuits, etc
4. (Cookery) chiefly US a flat round piece of chocolate covered with this sugar
adj
having no match or equal; peerless
[C15: from French, from non- + pareil same]

non•pa•reil

(ˌnɒn pəˈrɛl)

adj.
1. having no equal; peerless.
n.
2. a person or thing having no equal.
3. a pellet of colored sugar for decorating candy, cakes, or cookies.
4. a bite-sized disk of chocolate covered with these pellets.
6. Print.
a. a 6-point type.
b. a slug occupying 6 points between lines.
[1400–50; < Middle French nonpareil=non- non- + pareil equal < Latin pari- (s. of pār) equal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonpareil - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
crackerjack, jimdandy, jimhickey - someone excellent of their kind; "he's a jimdandy of a soldier"
role model, model - someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"
class act - someone who shows impressive and stylish excellence
humdinger - someone of remarkable excellence; "a humdinger of a secretary"
2.nonpareil - colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
confection, sweet - a food rich in sugar
3.nonpareil - a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar
chocolate candy - candy made with chocolate
Adj.1.nonpareil - eminent beyond or above comparisonnonpareil - eminent beyond or above comparison; "matchless beauty"; "the team's nonpareil center fielder"; "she's one girl in a million"; "the one and only Muhammad Ali"; "a peerless scholar"; "infamy unmatched in the Western world"; "wrote with unmatchable clarity"; "unrivaled mastery of her art"
incomparable, uncomparable - such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared; "an incomparable week of rest and pleasure"; "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency"; "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"

nonpareil

noun
1. ideal, best, finest, perfection, paragon, ne plus ultra In league, if not international football, he remains the nonpareil.
adjective
1. unequalled, supreme, unique, unparalleled, unrivalled, incomparable, unmatched, peerless, unsurpassed, matchless Sinatra is the nonpareil popular vocalist.

nonpareil

adjectivenoun
A person or thing so excellent as to have no equal or match:
Translations

nonpareil

[ˈnɒnpərəl]
A. ADJsin par
B. N (= person) → persona f sin par; (= thing) → cosa f sin par (Typ) → nomparell m
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