- Having no match or equal; unrivalled: he is a nonpareil storyteller [postpositive]: a film critic nonpareilMore example sentences
incomparable, matchless, unrivalled, unparalleled, unequalled, without equal, peerless, unmatched, beyond comparison, beyond compare, second to none, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, unbeatable, inimitable; unique, consummate, perfect, rare, exquisite, transcendent, surpassing, superlative, supreme• rare unexampled
- Watching him translate for his father, Kyle seems unfazed about his nonpareil ability, remaining nonchalant to the film crew buzzing round him.
- Throughout, Sclavis manages to combine an impressive variety of styles, genres and influences, creating a nonpareil experience for the listener.
- The nonpareil recording, a flirty and spontaneous duet between Elis Regina and Jobim himself, makes more sense to me in Portugese.
nounBack to top
- 1An unrivalled or matchless person or thing: a great player, Britain’s nonpareil of the 1980sMore example sentences
- For some reason, he failed to mention the nonpareil: Nelson Algren.
- Cisco, the nonpareil of networking equipment makers and at one time the sine qua non of tech stocks is feeling the pinch.
- The current nonpareil of the genre is the mammoth bestseller He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys.
- 2US A flat round confection made of chocolate covered with white sugar sprinkles.More example sentences
- Now shipping, Concession Obsession replicates filmgoers' favorite munchies: indulgent vanilla bean ice cream studded with nonpareils, chocolate-laden peanuts, crispy candy bars and caramel swirls.
late Middle English: from French, from non- 'not' + pareil 'equal' (from popular Latin pariculus, diminutive of Latin par 'equal').