[ in-kom-per-uh-buhl, -pruh-buhl ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. incommunicado,
  2. incommunicative,
  3. incommutable,
  4. incompact,
  5. incomparability,
  6. incomparably,
  7. incompatibility,
  8. incompatible,
  9. incompetence,
  10. incompetency

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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 Formsincomparability or incomparableness, nounincomparably, adverb

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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).

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