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paramount

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of paramount

  1. 1 coming before all others in importance the paramount goal is to restore the colonial-era house with complete historical accuracy Synonyms of paramount arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, foremost, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supremeWords Related to paramount distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled (or unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renownedNear Antonyms of paramount inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiaryAntonyms of paramount last, least

  2. 2 of the greatest or highest degree or quantity maintaining the secrecy of the agreement is of paramount importance Synonyms of paramount consummate, last, max, maximum, most, nth, outside, ultimate, supreme, top, utmost, uttermostWords Related to paramount unequaled (or unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassed; biggest, hugest, largest; topmost, upmost, uppermostNear Antonyms of paramount littlest, minutest, smallest, tiniest; lowest; fewestAntonyms of paramount least, minimal, minimum, slightest

Synonym Discussion of paramount

dominant, predominant, paramount, preponderant mean superior to all others in influence or importance. dominant applies to something that is uppermost because ruling or controlling.
    • a dominant social class
predominant applies to something that exerts, often temporarily, the most marked influence.
    • a predominant emotion
paramount implies supremacy in importance, rank, or jurisdiction.
    • unemployment was the paramount issue in the campaign
preponderant applies to an element or factor that outweighs all others in influence or effect.
    • preponderant evidence in her favor


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