Origin of inimitableClassical Latin inimitabilis: see in- and imitable
The definition of inimitable is a person or thing that's too good to be copied.
An example of inimitable is the feeling of being in love.
Defying imitation; matchless.
Origin of inimitableMiddle English from Latin inimitābilis in- not ; see in- 1. imitābilis imitable ( from imitārī to imitate ; see aim- in Indo-European roots.)
- in·im′i·ta·bil′i·ty in·im′i·ta·ble·ness
Not to be confused with inimicable (“inimical, harmful, hostile”).
- The magnificent sheen and richness of the pure kin-makie (gold lacquer) are wanting, but in their place we have inimitable tenderness and delicacy.
- But the spirit and the movements were those inimitable and unteachable Russian ones that "Uncle" had expected of her.
- Many anecdotes have been told to illustrate his kindliness, his inimitable humour, and his remarkable eloquence.
- With him will always be associated the name of Billy Bray, an illiterate but inimitable Cornish evangelist, a memoir of whom, written by Bourne, exerted a great influence in the religious life of the denomination.
- The feelings with which he brought his labours to a close must be described in his own inimitable words: " It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer house in my garden.