Definition of supreme
- the supreme commander
- supreme endurance in war and in labour
- —R. W. Emerson
The board has supreme authority over such issues.
She has an air of supreme confidence about her.
the supreme example of what not to do
a problem of supreme importance
It's a matter of supreme indifference to her.
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arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, foremost, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, overbearing, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran);
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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