paramount
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpa.ɹə.maʊnt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpæ.ɹəˌmaʊnt/, /ˈpɛ.ɹəˌmaʊnt/
Adjective

paramount (not comparable)

  1. Supreme; highest; chief.
    • 1622, Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban [i.e. Francis Bacon], The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh, […], London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Matthew Lownes, and William Barret, OCLC 1086746628 ↗:
      a traitor paramount
  2. Of the highest importance.
    Getting those credit cards paid off is paramount.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Noun

paramount (plural paramounts)

  1. A chief or superior.



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