inimitable

[ ih-nim-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ɪˈnɪm ɪ tə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being imitated or copied; surpassing imitation; matchless.

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Origin of inimitable

From the Latin word inimitābilis, dating back to 1525–35. See in-3, imitable

OTHER WORDS FROM inimitable

in·im·i·ta·bil·i·ty, in·im·i·ta·ble·ness, nounin·im·i·ta·bly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inimitable

inimical, inimitable
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British Dictionary definitions for inimitable

inimitable
/ (ɪˈnɪmɪtəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being duplicated or imitated; unique

Derived forms of inimitable

inimitability or inimitableness, nouninimitably, adverb
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