Definition of inimitable in English:



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

    ‘the inimitable ambience of Hawaii’
    • ‘It's written in their inimitable style and has a ton of enthusiasm.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And these were many, written in his much admired and inimitable prose style.’
    • ‘This site covers the gamut of financial advice in its own inimitable style.’
    • ‘Well, this is the same deal, as record after record is dropped in the boys' own inimitable style.’
    • ‘His work may be grounded within a classical base but from there on it achieves an inimitable style.’
    • ‘Needless to say, in my own inimitable way these days, I didn't care.’
    • ‘So too is Wright and his own inimitable version of tough love.’
    • ‘Now we had brief moments of conversation, when I learned much more about this inimitable Peter.’
    • ‘Written in Jonathan's inimitable style, this book gives a wonderful feel for those exciting times.’
    • ‘Subtle and understated, he acts and shouts his way through scenes with inimitable style.’
    • ‘Jim, in his usual inimitable way, kept everyone entertained by his repertoire of jokes and stories.’
    • ‘The other selections are Corea originals, written in his inimitable style.’
    • ‘Elseware has a good model of what he wants from a group and in his inimitable style went and did it.’
    • ‘The inimitable Eddie Vee has clocked up more TV appearances than other Elvis impersonators have had burgers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With his inimitable style, he started writing plays and short stories.’
    • ‘He's a diehard loyalist and a campaigner known for his 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.’
    unique, distinctive, individual, special, idiosyncratic, quirky, exclusive, rare
    incomparable, unparalleled, unrivalled, matchless, unmatched, peerless, unequalled, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, superlative, supreme, without equal, without match, beyond compare, beyond comparison, second to none, in a class of one's own
    model, faultless, perfect, consummate, ideal, unexampled, nonpareil
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Late 15th century: from French, or from Latin inimitabilis, from in- not + imitabilis (from imitari imitate).