inimitable

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

adjective

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

Origin of inimitable

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

Related forms

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

Can be confused

inimical inimitable
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British Dictionary definitions for inimitability

inimitable

/ (ɪˈnɪmɪtəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being duplicated or imitated; unique

Derived Forms

inimitability or inimitableness, nouninimitably, adverb
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