incomparable

[in-kom-per-uh-buhl, -pruh-buhl]
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adjective
  1. beyond comparison; matchless or unequaled: incomparable beauty.
  2. not comparable; incapable of being compared to each other, as two unlike objects or qualities, or to one or more others.

Origin of incomparable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word incomparābilis. See in-3, comparable
Related formsin·com·pa·ra·bil·i·ty, in·com·pa·ra·ble·ness, nounin·com·pa·ra·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for incomparability

incomparable

adjective
  1. beyond or above comparison; matchless; unequalled
  2. lacking a basis for comparison; not having qualities or features that can be compared
Derived Formsincomparability or incomparableness, nounincomparably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incomparability
n.

c.1500, from incomparable + -ity.

incomparable

adj.

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

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