Definition of inimitable in English:

inimitable

adjective

  • So good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique.

    ‘they took the charts by storm with their inimitable style’
    • ‘Elseware has a good model of what he wants from a group and in his inimitable style went and did it.’
    • ‘It's written in their inimitable style and has a ton of enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Subtle and understated, he acts and shouts his way through scenes with inimitable style.’
    • ‘He is full of inimitable wit, like the bumble bee that flew out of Milligan's shop in High Street with a rasher of bacon in its mouth.’
    • ‘He's a diehard loyalist and a campaigner known for his inimitable style.’
    • ‘It was a formula almost from the start, and Smith has never strayed from it, but he so completely mastered the approach that he is inimitable.’
    • ‘Well, this is the same deal, as record after record is dropped in the boys' own inimitable style.’
    • ‘And these were many, written in his much admired and inimitable prose style.’
    • ‘Jim, in his usual inimitable way, kept everyone entertained by his repertoire of jokes and stories.’
    • ‘Needless to say, in my own inimitable way these days, I didn't care.’
    • ‘He has travelled far and wide in Ireland, the U.K and America and has all kinds of stories to tell in his own inimitable way.’
    • ‘This site covers the gamut of financial advice in its own inimitable style.’
    • ‘Now we had brief moments of conversation, when I learned much more about this inimitable Peter.’
    • ‘The inimitable Eddie Vee has clocked up more TV appearances than other Elvis impersonators have had burgers.’
    • ‘Written in Jonathan's inimitable style, this book gives a wonderful feel for those exciting times.’
    • ‘His work may be grounded within a classical base but from there on it achieves an inimitable style.’
    • ‘There is one member of the wedding party who is not about to be left out of a royal ball: Donkey, voiced by the inimitable Eddie Murphy.’
    • ‘The other selections are Corea originals, written in his inimitable style.’
    • ‘So too is Wright and his own inimitable version of tough love.’
    • ‘With his inimitable style, he started writing plays and short stories.’
    unique, distinctive, individual, special, idiosyncratic, quirky, exclusive, rare
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Origin

Late 15th century: from French, or from Latin inimitabilis, from in- ‘not’ + imitabilis (from imitari ‘imitate’).

Pronunciation

inimitable

/ɪˈnɪmɪtəb(ə)l/