Sui-generis meaning

so͝o'ī' jĕn'ər-ĭs, so͝o'ē
Being the only example of its kind; unique.
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Without a counterpart or equal; unique.
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Of its own kind. Unique; of its own particular type; in a class of its own.
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In a class of its own; one of a kind.

Anyone who considers the Femmes sui generis has never listened to the Velvets.

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(rarer) By itself; of its own.

It is nothing to worry about sui generis, but in context of the other factors it's alarming indeed.

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Origin of sui-generis

  • Latin suī generis suī of its own generis genitive of genus kind
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowed from Latin. From suÄ« (“of its own") + generis, the genitive of genus (“kind"). Literally meaning “of its own kind".
    From Wiktionary