incomparable adj : such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared; "an incomparable week of rest and pleasure"; "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency"; "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data" [syn: uncomparable] [ant: comparable]
- So much better than
another as to be beyond
comparison; matchless or unsurpassed.
- a 1905, Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, (1909), Robert Baldwin Ross,
ed., page 112
- I know of nothing in all drama more incomparable from the point of view of art, nothing more suggestive in its subtlety of observation, than Shakespeare's drawing of Rosencrantz and Guildenstem.
- a 1905, Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, (1909), Robert Baldwin Ross, ed., page 112
- Not able to be compared.
Usage notesUsing "more" or "most" with imcomparable is rare. Such uses are done for poetic effect, or to show the relative degree that something could be said to be beyond comparison.
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