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[ih-nim-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪˈnɪm ɪ tə bəl/
incapable of being imitated or copied; surpassing imitation; matchless.
Origin of inimitable
1525-35; < Latin inimitābilis. See in-3, imitable
Related forms
inimitability, inimitableness, noun
inimitably, adverb
Can be confused
inimical, inimitable. Unabridged
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  • She was one of a kind, inimitable and irreplaceable, as is proved by the actresses who tried to replace her.
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  • He was treasured for his political savvy and inimitable spirit.
  • He had a unique ability to explain almost any concept in physics in his own inimitable style.
  • All were united by curves and slopes of inimitable softness and beauty.
  • Her work was done in her inimitable way, ami won encomiums of praise from everyone present.
British Dictionary definitions for inimitable


incapable of being duplicated or imitated; unique
Derived Forms
inimitability, inimitableness, noun
inimitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inimitable

late 15c., from Latin inimitabilis "that cannot be imitated," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + imitabilis (see imitable). Related: Inimitably.

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