sui generis


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su·i ge·ne·ris

 (so͞o′ī′ jĕn′ər-ĭs, so͞o′ē)
adj.
Being the only example of its kind; unique: "sui generis works like Mary Chesnut's Civil War diary" (Linda Orr).

[Latin suī generis : suī, of its own + generis, genitive of genus, kind.]

sui generis

(ˌsuːaɪ ˈdʒɛnərɪs)
adj
unique
[Latin, literally: of its own kind]

su•i ge•ne•ris

(ˈsu i ˈdʒɛn ər ɪs, ˈsu aɪ)

adj.
of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.
[< Latin]

sui generis

A Latin phrase meaning of its own kind, used to describe something considered unique.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sui generis - constituting a class of its own; unique; "a history book sui generis"; "sui generis works like Mary Chestnut's Civil War diary"
single - existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"
Translations

sui generis

adjsui generis (geh), → einzig(artig)
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If I mistake not, he will prove to be sui generis, and akin to no other reptile in creation.
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His bohemian habits might be perplexing, his career choices inexplicable, yet, undoubtedly, he is one of the most sui generis, unforgettable characters in Pamuk's oeuvre.
All these might undermine the ruling party's backing among the electorate and by doing so also jeopardize President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's sui generis presidential system dreams.
Israeli officials claimed that the status of these areas was sui generis because, at the time of conquest, they were controlled by but not sovereign to Egypt and Jordan, respectively.
The neglect of his work is impoverishing to the reader of Jewish literature because in the breadth of its geographic, historical and ethnographic explorations, and in its crossover between secular and religious realms, his writing is virtually sui generis.
His budgets and their underlying economic policies were consistent with the Catholic Church's teachings on social and economic justice, making Canada sui generis among modern democracies.
That doesn't make him better, simply sui generis, his own unique kind.
First, it criticizes recent "minimal," sui generis demonstrative and deflationist theories for postulating eccentric or anomalous facts concerning the ways in which noun phrases contribute to truth conditions, or concerning the semantics of demonstratives or general syntax.
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