incomparably (adv.) early 15c., from INCOMPARABLE (Cf. incomparable) + -LY (Cf. -ly) (2).

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  • incomparably — [[t]ɪnkɒ̱mprəbli[/t]] ADV: ADV compar (emphasis) You can use incomparably to mean very much when you are comparing two things and emphasizing the difference between them. [FORMAL] South Africa seems incomparably richer than the rest of Africa...… …   English dictionary

  • Incomparably — Incomparable In*com pa*ra*ble, a. [L. incomparabilis: cf. F. incomparable. See {In } not, and {Comparable}.] Not comparable; admitting of no comparison with others; unapproachably eminent; without a peer or equal; matchless; peerless;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incomparably — incomparable ► ADJECTIVE 1) without an equal in quality or extent. 2) unable to be compared; totally different. DERIVATIVES incomparably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • incomparably — adverb in an incomparable manner or to an incomparable degree she is incomparably gifted • Syn: ↑uncomparably • Ant: ↑comparably • Derived from adjective: ↑incomparable …   Useful english dictionary

  • incomparably — adverb see incomparable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incomparably — See incomparability. * * * …   Universalium

  • incomparably — adverb In an incomparable manner …   Wiktionary

  • incomparably — Synonyms and related words: egregiously, eminently, exceedingly, far and away, inimitably, invincibly, matchlessly, nulli secundus, par excellence, paramountly, peerlessly, preeminently, prominently, superlatively, supremely, surpassingly, the… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • incomparably — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. exceptionally, eminently, superlatively; see especially 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • incomparably — in com·pa·ra·bly || ɪn kÉ‘mprÉ™blɪ / kÉ’m adv. without any basis for comparison, in a dissimilar manner; without rival, without equal …   English contemporary dictionary

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