inimitable


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in·im·i·ta·ble

 (ĭ-nĭm′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
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.

inimitable

(ɪˈnɪmɪtəbəl)
adj
incapable of being duplicated or imitated; unique
inˌimitaˈbility, inˈimitableness n
inˈimitably adv

in•im•i•ta•ble

(ɪˈnɪm ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
incapable of being imitated or copied; surpassing imitation; matchless.
[1525–35; < Latin inimitābilis]
in•im`i•ta•bil′i•ty, in•im′i•ta•ble•ness, n.
in•im′i•ta•bly, adv.

inimitable

- Means "unique; incapable of being imitated."
See also related terms for incapable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inimitable - defying imitation; matchless; "an inimitable style"
irreproducible, unreproducible - impossible to reproduce or duplicate

inimitable

Translations

inimitable

[ɪˈnɪmɪtəbl] ADJinimitable

inimitable

[ɪˈnɪmɪtəbəl] adjinimitable

inimitable

inimitable

[ɪˈnɪmɪtəbl] adjinimitabile
References in classic literature ?
No, not since nature had given them the splendid sight of a cosmical meteor bursting from expansion, since this inimitable firework, which no Ruggieri could imitate, had lit up for some seconds the invisible glory of the moon.
The experience of her, thus gained, has revived an idea in my mind which originally occurred to me at one of the "At Homes" of the late inimitable Charles Mathews, comedian.
came at that moment, that inimitable huntsman's call which unites the deepest bass with the shrillest tenor, and round the corner came Daniel the head huntsman and head kennelman, a gray, wrinkled old man with hair cut straight over his forehead, Ukrainian fashion, a long bent whip in his hand, and that look of independence and scorn of everything that is only seen in huntsmen.
Weston some inimitable figurepieces in her drawingroom, at Randalls?
They all took after the king, too, in being large, corpulent, oily men, as well as inimitable jokers.
In poetry, they must be allowed to excel all other mortals; wherein the justness of their similes, and the minuteness as well as exactness of their descriptions, are indeed inimitable.
Could we render this inimitable picture properly, then would everybody exclaim, "Beautiful, unparalleled Italy
He was well acquainted with the way dilettanti have (the cleverer they were the worse he found them) of looking at the works of contemporary artists with the sole object of being in a position to say that art is a thing of the past, and that the more one sees of the new men the more one sees how inimitable the works of the great old masters have remained.
Can we believe that natural selection could produce, on the one hand, organs of trifling importance, such as the tail of a giraffe, which serves as a fly-flapper, and, on the other hand, organs of such wonderful structure, as the eye, of which we hardly as yet fully understand the inimitable perfection?
Men of letters, following in the painters' wake, conspired suddenly to find artistic value in the turns; and red-nosed comedians were lauded to the skies for their sense of character; fat female singers, who had bawled obscurely for twenty years, were discovered to possess inimitable drollery; there were those who found an aesthetic delight in performing dogs; while others exhausted their vocabulary to extol the distinction of conjurers and trick-cyclists.
asked Diana, cuddling Small Anne Cordelia with the inimitable gesture of motherhood which always sent through Anne's heart, filled with sweet, unuttered dreams and hopes, a thrill that was half pure pleasure and half a strange, ethereal pain.
Our Agatha was inimitable, and the duke was thought very great by many.