supreme

adjective
su·​preme | \ sə-ˈprēm How to pronounce supreme (audio) , sü- \

Definition of supreme

1 : highest in rank or authority the supreme commander
2 : highest in degree or quality supreme endurance in war and in labour— R. W. Emerson
3 : ultimate, final the supreme sacrifice

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Other Words from supreme

supremely adverb
supremeness noun

Examples of supreme in a Sentence

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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Recent Examples on the Web At a recent Senate hearing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked why Twitter had flagged some Trump tweets as misinformation, but not a tweet from Iran's supreme leader that defended Holocaust denialism. Donie O'sullivan Video By Gabe Ramirez, CNN, "In Georgia, some Trump supporters turn to Parler, a platform for a parallel universe," 3 Dec. 2020 Iran's supreme leader vowed the nation will have its revenge on those responsible for the killing of a prominent nuclear scientist. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "Supreme leader of Iran promises revenge over killing of nuclear scientist," 28 Nov. 2020 Hossein Dehghan, an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader and a presidential candidate in Iran’s 2021 election, also blamed Israel — and issued a warning. Jon Gambrell, Anchorage Daily News, "Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed," 27 Nov. 2020 Hossein Dehghan, an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader and a presidential candidate in Iran’s 2021 election, issued a warning on Twitter. Jon Gambrell, chicagotribune.com, "Iranian nuclear scientist ‘assassinated,’ state media says," 27 Nov. 2020 Hossein Dehghan, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader and a presidential candidate in Iran's 2021 election, issued a warning on Twitter. Jon Gambrell, Chron, "Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program 'assassinated'," 27 Nov. 2020 Hossein Dehghan, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader and a presidential candidate in Iran's 2021 election, also blamed Israel — and issued a warning. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, "Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed," 27 Nov. 2020 Hossein Dehghan, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader and a presidential candidate in Iran's 2021 election, issued a warning on Twitter. Arkansas Online, "Indications of Israeli role in scientist's killing, Iran's foreign minister says," 27 Nov. 2020 An adviser to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was among those infected. NBC News, "Iran's Covid death toll may be four times the government's official tally, says top doctor," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of supreme

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for supreme

Latin supremus, superlative of superus upper — more at superior

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The first known use of supreme was in 1513

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13 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Supreme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supreme. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for supreme

supreme

adjective
How to pronounce supreme (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of supreme

: highest in rank or authority
: highest in degree or quality : greatest or highest possible

supreme

adjective
su·​preme | \ su̇-ˈprēm How to pronounce supreme (audio) \

Kids Definition of supreme

1 : highest in rank, power, or authority
2 : highest in degree or quality I have supreme trust in you.
3 : most extreme or great They made the supreme sacrifice.

Other Words from supreme

supremely adverb

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