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Defying imitation; matchless.

[Middle English, from Latin inimitābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + imitābilis, imitable (from imitārī, to imitate; see aim- in Indo-European roots).]

in·im′i·ta·bil′i·ty, in·im′i·ta·ble·ness n.
in·im′i·ta·bly adv.
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Adv.1.inimitably - in an unreproducible manner; "he has an inimitably verbose style"


[ɪˈnɪmɪtəblɪ] ADVinimitablemente


[ɪˈnɪmɪtəblɪ] advin modo inimitabile
References in classic literature ?
Again I changed my dress, again I sat in the window, and again I laughed very heartily at the funny stories of which my employer had an immense répertoire, and which he told inimitably.
The world of motor-cars and rural Deans receded inimitably.
He recalled with pleasure the amusing way in which her nose, long like all the Otway noses, seemed to extend itself into the flute, as if she were some inimitably graceful species of musical mole.
He told it inimitably, but it was the story of a failure.
The book, filled with memories and anecdotes directly from Stein on his experiences with Blondie, is both a visual feast for Blondie fans, as the band is captured intimately and inimitably through the insider lens of Chris Stein, and a history of pop music.
Both the neighbouring countries are tenaciously united on rooting out militants that inimitably flourished during last thirteen years.
I'm thrilled that the first announcement for Vivid LIVE 2015 is a Sydney-only residency by the uniquely gifted and inimitably stylish Morrissey.
Between piloting the craft and conducting experiments, he studied the view down, 'a most exquisite and ever-varying Miniature of the little Works of Man, heightened by the supreme Pencil of Nature, inimitably elegant'.
In the second of the work's loosely demarcated sections, Weems's impossibly resonant voice--part Kathleen Turner, part Eartha Kitt, but always inimitably her own--recites and revises Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, while fragments of her 2008 reenactment of John F.
The design and the character of all 74 accommodation units and the entire hotel will be inimitably Park Inn by Radisson, designed for the new generation traveller.
All of them were newcomers but for two: Barry Banks, who's been Albery's inimitably endearing Francis Flute from the start, and Patrick Car fizzi, the stalwartly put-upon Quince of the 2002 revival.