Definition of inimitable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɪmɪtəb(ə)l/


So good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique: they took the charts by storm with their inimitable style
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  • 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.
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



Pronunciation: /ɪnɪmɪtəˈbɪlɪti/
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.


Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɪmɪtəbli/
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.


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

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