inimitable

[ih-nim-i-tuh-buh l]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. inhumation,
  2. inhume,
  3. inigo,
  4. inimical,
  5. inimitability,
  6. inion,
  7. iniquitous,
  8. iniquitously,
  9. iniquity,
  10. init.

Origin of inimitable

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

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

Can be confusedinimical inimitable

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British Dictionary definitions for inimitability

inimitable

adjective

incapable of being duplicated or imitated; unique
Derived Formsinimitability or inimitableness, nouninimitably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inimitability
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