Definition of incomparable in English:

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incomparable

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɒmp(ə)rəb(ə)l/

adjective

1Without an equal in quality or extent; matchless: the incomparable beauty of Venice
More example sentences
  • But there are passages of incomparable beauty and feeling.
  • On the Big Island of Hawaii, along the Kohala Coast, you will find Mauna Lani Resort, an incomparable oasis of beauty and luxury.
  • And always, the bay is a place of subtle, but incomparable beauty.
Synonyms
2Unable to be compared; totally different: censorship still exists, but now it’s incomparable with what it was
More example sentences
  • So Iraq and South Africa are totally incomparable, in my view.
  • The two clubs are really incomparable because they have different objectives, but both do what they do very well.
  • I'm tempted to say that it's a bit juvenile really, comparing things that are essentially incomparable.

Derivatives

incomparability

Pronunciation: /ɪnkɒmp(ə)rəˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Some argue that replacing degree classes by transcripts will have a positive impact upon the current incomparability of degrees from different institutions.
  • To understand the idea of incomparability, you have to compare it with other ideas.
  • These cases of incommensurability are one reason for the incomparability of the decision options.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin incomparabilis, from in- 'not' + comparabilis (see comparable).

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