Complete Definition of "sui generis"

English

Etymology
Borrowed from L..

Pronunciation
a|RP<sup>1</sup> IPA|/suË.iâËgÉnÉɹɪs/
a|RP<sup>2</sup> IPA|/sÊɪâʤÉËnÉɹɪs/

Adjective
en-adj|pos=sui generis|-

  1. In a class of its own; one of a kind.

#: Anyone who considers the Femmes sui generis has never listened to the Velvets.
#:we see him as he sees himself, surveying the invisible depths of ethical space, with all the distinction of a specialist in the sui generis. - "How To Do Things With Words" (1955), by J.L. Austin

  1. context|rarer By itself; of its own

#: It is nothing to worry about sui generis, but in context of the other factors it's alarming indeed.

Synonyms
sense|in a class of its own one of a kind, unique
sense|by itself per se

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