ne plus ultra

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From Latin (not) plūs (more) ultrā (beyond)


  • enPR: /nē' plŭs ŭl'trə/


ne plus ultra (plural ne plus ultras)

  1. the highest, ultimate point of achievement which can be reached; perfection
    The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the ne plus ultra of art. – Julia Kavanagh
  2. the highest possible state, degree, or condition of quality; nothing better