Definition of inimitable in English:

inimitable

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɪmɪtəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

So good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique: they took the charts by storm with their inimitable style
More example sentences
  • It's written in their inimitable style and has a ton of enthusiasm.
  • With his inimitable style, he started writing plays and short stories.
  • The other selections are Corea originals, written in his inimitable style.
Synonyms
unique, distinctive, individual, special, idiosyncratic, quirky, exclusive, rare; incomparable, unparalleled, unrivalled, matchless, unmatched, peerless, unequalled, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, superlative, supreme, without equal, without match, beyond compare, beyond comparison, second to none, in a class of one's own; model, faultless, perfect, consummate, ideal, unexampled, nonpareil

Origin

late 15th century: from French, or from Latin inimitabilis, from in- 'not' + imitabilis (from imitari 'imitate').

Derivatives

inimitability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • With its imminent departure from the scene and the rise of a digital photography - combining disposable immediacy but dispensing with tactile inimitability - the time has come for a re-evaluation of the Polaroid snapshot.
  • The other view was that the inimitability of the Koran was intrinsic: its literary perfection was such that no one on earth could hope to imitate it.
  • Perhaps, keeping with the inimitability of the man's life and work, this is only appropriate.

inimitably

adverb
More example sentences
  • He wrote one inimitably brilliant work, one wryly enjoyable one, some amusing pieces, and everything else is admirable but largely unreadable.
  • He was a deadly mimic, and learned to phrase inimitably from blues and soul, though his voice was often ridiculed; his guitar skills, like Guthrie's, varied from painfully rudimentary to quite accomplished.
  • The medieval painters who beautified the island's thousands of churches with frescoes and iconic pictures had their own earthy, realistic and inimitably Cretan style, warmly humorous yet extremely devout.

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