Uncomparable vs Incomparable what difference

what is difference between Uncomparable and Incomparable

English

Etymology

un- +‎ comparable

Adjective

uncomparable (comparative more uncomparable, superlative most uncomparable)

  1. Not able to be compared; not comparable.
  2. (grammar) That cannot take the three degrees of comparison; not comparable.

Related terms

  • incomparable
  • no comparison

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle French incomparable, from Old French [Term?], from Latin incomparābilis.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪŋˈkɒmp(ə)rəbəl/, /ɪŋkəmˈpærəbəl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪŋˈkɑmp(ə)rəbəl/, /ɪŋkəmˈpɛrəbəl/

Adjective

incomparable (comparative more incomparable, superlative most incomparable)

  1. So much better than another as to be beyond comparison; matchless or unsurpassed.
    • c. 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 Guildenstern.
  2. (rare) Not able to be compared.

Usage notes

  • Using more or most with incomparable, though often disapproved, is relatively common. Such uses may once have only been accepted for poetic effect, but are now widespread.
  • Despite its apparently absolute meaning, incomparable is often used as if there were degrees of incomparability, occurring with adverbs such as so and very.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

incomparable (plural incomparables)

  1. Something beyond compare; a thing with which there is no comparison.

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin incomparābilis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /iŋ.kom.pəˈɾa.blə/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /iŋ.kum.pəˈɾa.blə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /iŋ.kom.paˈɾa.ble/

Adjective

incomparable (masculine and feminine plural incomparables)

  1. uncomparable, incomparable
    Antonym: comparable

Derived terms

  • incomparablement

Further reading

  • “incomparable” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “incomparable” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “incomparable” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “incomparable” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

From Latin incomparābilis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.kɔ̃.pa.ʁabl/

Adjective

incomparable (plural incomparables)

  1. incomparable; uncomparable
    Antonym: comparable

Derived terms

  • incomparablement

Further reading

  • “incomparable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin incomparābilis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /inkompaˈɾable/, [ĩŋ.kõm.paˈɾa.β̞le]

Adjective

incomparable (plural incomparables)

  1. uncomparable
    Antonym: comparable

Derived terms

  • incomparablemente

Further reading

  • “incomparable” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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