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

Word History

First Known Use

1531, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supereminent was in 1531

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Cite this Entry

“Supereminent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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