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supreme

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adjective su·preme \sə-ˈprēm, sü-\

Simple Definition of supreme

  • : highest in rank or authority

  • : highest in degree or quality : greatest or highest possible

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of supreme

  1. 1 :  highest in rank or authority <the supreme commander>

  2. 2 :  highest in degree or quality <supreme endurance in war and in labour — R. W. Emerson>

  3. 3 :  ultimate, final <the supreme sacrifice>

supremely

adverb

supremeness

noun

Examples of supreme in a sentence

  1. The board has supreme authority over such issues.

  2. She has an air of supreme confidence about her.

  3. the supreme example of what not to do

  4. a problem of supreme importance

  5. It's a matter of supreme indifference to her.



Origin and Etymology of supreme

Latin supremus, superl. of superus upper — more at superior


First Known Use: 1513



SUPREME Defined for Kids

supreme

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adjective su·preme \su̇-ˈprēm\

Definition of supreme for Students

  1. 1 :  highest in rank, power, or authority

  2. 2 :  highest in degree or quality <I have supreme trust in you.>

  3. 3 :  most extreme or great <They made the supreme sacrifice.>

supremely

adverb




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