AskDefine | Define nonesuch

Dictionary Definition

nonesuch n : model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal [syn: ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonsuch]

User Contributed Dictionary



First attested in 1590: none + such.


  1. A person or thing with no equal.



Extensive Definition

The word nonesuch means something with nothing like it; an unrivalled thing; a paragon. Nonesuch can also refer to the following:
Nonesuch also appears as an alternate spelling for:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abnormality, amazement, anomaly, astonishing thing, astonishment, champion, choice, chosen, conversation piece, cream, curio, curiosity, elect, elite, exception, fat, flower, gazingstock, ideal, improbability, jewel, marvel, marvelment, miracle, museum piece, nonpareil, oddity, optimum, paragon, phenomenon, phoenix, pick, prime, prize, prodigiosity, prodigy, queen, quintessence, quite a thing, rarity, select, sensation, sight, something else, spectacle, strange thing, stunner, superlative, the best, the best ever, the tops, the very best, wonder, wonderful thing, wonderment
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