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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
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin incomparābilis. See in-3, comparable
Related forms
incomparability, incomparableness, noun
incomparably, adverb
1. peerless, unrivaled, inimitable.
1. ordinary, mediocre. Unabridged
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  • High as them, as huge as they, incomparably fantastic, in dozens of shifting forms they battled.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • But his resolution could not break hers, incomparably stronger than she though he was.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • And he was incomparably awed by the sight of her quivering, frightened self.

  • He was incomparably simple and unpretentious; they found his presence comfortable.

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  • But what pleased me incomparably more than all the rest was the temperate style of the popular refreshments.

  • She thought of him as an incomparably gay and happy creature.

  • They helped to make my first visit to London incomparably amusing at times, and for this I cannot help feeling grateful.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • There is no other form of conversation so incomparably convenient.

    The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram
British Dictionary definitions for incomparably


/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
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Word Origin and History for incomparably

early 15c., from incomparable + -ly (2).



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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