supreme

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adjective su·preme \sə-ˈprēm, sü-\

Definition of supreme

  1. 1 :  highest in rank or authority the supreme commander

  2. 2 :  highest in degree or quality supreme endurance in war and in labour — R. W. Emerson

  3. 3 :  ultimate, final the supreme sacrifice

supremely

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supremeness

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Examples of supreme in a Sentence

  1. The board has supreme authority over such issues.

  2. She has an air of supreme confidence about her.

  3. the supreme example of what not to do

  4. a problem of supreme importance

  5. It's a matter of supreme indifference to her.

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Origin and Etymology of supreme

Latin supremus, superlative of superus upper — more at superior



SUPREME Defined for English Language Learners

supreme

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adjective

Definition of supreme for English Language Learners

  • : highest in rank or authority

  • : highest in degree or quality : greatest or highest possible


SUPREME Defined for Kids

supreme

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adjective su·preme \su̇-ˈprēm\

Definition of supreme for Students

  1. 1 :  highest in rank, power, or authority

  2. 2 :  highest in degree or quality I have supreme trust in you.

  3. 3 :  most extreme or great They made the supreme sacrifice.

supremely

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