Definitions for nonpareilˌnɒn pəˈrɛl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch(noun)

    model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

  2. nonpareil(noun)

    colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies

  3. nonpareil(adj)

    a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar

  4. matchless, nonpareil, one(a), one and only(a), peerless, unmatched, unmatchable, unrivaled, unrivalled(adj)

    eminent beyond or above comparison

    "matchless beauty"; "the team's nonpareil center fielder"; "she's one girl in a million"; "the one and only Muhammad Ali"; "a peerless scholar"; "infamy unmatched in the Western world"; "wrote with unmatchable clarity"; "unrivaled mastery of her art"


  1. nonpareil(Noun)

    A person or thing that has no equal; a paragon.

  2. nonpareil(Noun)

    A small pellet of colored sugar used as decoration on baked goods and candy.

  3. nonpareil(Noun)

    A small, flat chocolate drop covered with white pellets of sugar, similar to a comfit.

  4. nonpareil(Noun)

    A type size; nonpareille.

  5. Origin: From nonpareil (obsolete in French), from non- + pareil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nonpareil(adj)

    something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person; a nonesuch; -- often used as a name

  2. Nonpareil(adj)

    a size of type next smaller than minion and next larger than agate (or ruby)

  3. Nonpareil(adj)

    a beautifully colored finch (Passerina ciris), native of the Southern United States. The male has the head and neck deep blue, rump and under parts bright red, back and wings golden green, and the tail bluish purple. Called also painted finch

  4. Nonpareil(adj)

    any other similar bird of the same genus

  5. Nonpareil(adj)

    having no equal; peerless

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