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[soo-per-em-uh-nuh nt]
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  1. of superior eminence, rank, or dignity; distinguished, conspicuous, or worthy of note above others.
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Origin of supereminent

1545–55; < Latin superēminent- (stem of superēminēns), present participle of supereminēre to stand out. See super-, eminent
Related formssu·per·em·i·nence, nounsu·per·em·i·nent·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • It is this quality which has made the master-works of Chillingworth and Bentley supereminent.


    James Cotter Morison

  • The confidence of Mr. Madison and his own supereminent qualities alone sustained him.

  • What I shall urge in his favour is simply this: the man whom opposite parties unite in praising must have supereminent merit.

    Paul Clifford, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Supereminent over all the great geniuses of the world,—and with no others have I compared him,—is Shakspeare in his women.

  • In this way did Rma attain the supereminent state of Siva, in which he sat sedate without uttering a word.

British Dictionary definitions for supereminent


  1. of distinction, dignity, or rank superior to that of others; pre-eminent
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Derived Formssupereminence, noun
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