paramount

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from par, per (by) + amont, amount (above, upward), from Latin ad montem (to a mountain); see amount.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpa.ɹə.maʊnt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpæ.ɹəˌmaʊnt/, /ˈpɛ.ɹəˌmaʊnt/
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Adjective[edit]

paramount (not comparable)

  1. Supreme; highest; chief.
  2. Of the highest importance.
    Getting those credit cards paid off is paramount.

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Noun[edit]

paramount (plural paramounts)

  1. A chief or superior.

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