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[in-kom-per-uh-buh l, -pruh-buh l] /ɪnˈkɒm pər ə bəl, -prə bəl/
beyond comparison; matchless or unequaled:
incomparable beauty.
not comparable; incapable of being compared to each other, as two unlike objects or qualities, or to one or more others.
Origin of incomparable
late Middle English
First recorded in 1375-1425; late Middle English word from Latin word incomparābilis. See in-3, comparable
Related forms
incomparability, incomparableness, noun
incomparably, adverb
1. peerless, unrivaled, inimitable.
1. ordinary, mediocre. Unabridged
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  • To this day the elaborately carved façades of the old houses close on the water are of incomparable richness of design.

  • Besides, you do too much honour to my incomparable penetration.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • The caterpillar had cast off its chrysalis, and the incomparable butterfly appeared.

  • That is the incomparable buoyancy and radiance of deepest Tuscan summer.

    Laurus Nobilis Vernon Lee
  • "'The Golden Vanity' has sent forth two incomparable beauties," says she at the door as they stepped into the coach.

    The Ladies E. Barrington
British Dictionary definitions for incomparable


/ɪnˈkɒmpərəbəl; -prəbəl/
beyond or above comparison; matchless; unequalled
lacking a basis for comparison; not having qualities or features that can be compared
Derived Forms
incomparability, incomparableness, noun
incomparably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for incomparable

early 15c., from Old French incomparable (12c.) or directly from Latin incomparabilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + comparabilis "comparable" (see comparable).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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