su·​per·​em·​i·​nent | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈe-mə-nənt How to pronounce supereminent (audio) \

Definition of supereminent

: extremely eminent, distinguished, or prominent supereminent attainments in science, in art, in literary composition …— William Smith O'Brien "… We beseech you, supereminent Sir, condescend to visit our habitations, and partake of our cheer."— Herman Melville "La! Mr. Todd, look at this beautiful etching of a baronial abode, with four supereminent towers!"— John Galt

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supereminence \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˈe-​mə-​nən(t)s How to pronounce supereminence (audio) \ noun
Montrose, conscious of the superiority of his talents,… had expected from that party the supereminence of council and command … — Sir Walter Scott
supereminently adverb
supereminently qualified

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1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Supereminent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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