supereminent

adjective
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

Other Words from supereminent

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

First Known Use of supereminent

1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Supereminent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supereminent. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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