Not capable of being imitated copied or counterfeited beyond imitation surpassingly excellent matchless unrivaled exceptional unique as an inimitable style inimitable eloquence
- defying replica; matchless
- unable to be imitated, copied, or counterfeited; beyond imitation; surpassingly excellent; matchless; unrivaled; exceptional; special; because, an inimitable design; inimitable eloquence.
late 15c., from Latin inimitabilis "that can't be imitated," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + imitabilis (see imitable). Associated: Inimitably.
(a.) Not capable of being imitated, copied, or counterfeited; beyond imitation; surpassingly excellent; matchless; unrivaled; exceptional; unique; as, an inimitable style; inimitable eloquence.
His remarkable oratorical talents, rich humour, genuine pathos and inimitable power of story-telling, enabled him to do good service to the total abstinence movement.