"nonpareil" in the noun sense
1. ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch
model of excellence or perfection of a kind one having no equal
colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar
"nonpareil" in the adjective sense
1. matchless, nonpareil, one, one and only, peerless, unmatched, unmatchable, unrivaled, unrivalled
eminent beyond or above comparison
"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"
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