supreme

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[ suh-preem, soo- ]
/ səˈprim, sʊ- /

adjective

highest in rank or authority; paramount; sovereign; chief.
of the highest quality, degree, character, importance, etc.: supreme courage.
greatest, utmost, or extreme: supreme disgust.
last or final; ultimate.

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Origin of supreme

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1510–20; < Latin suprēmus, superlative of superus upper, adj. derivative of super (see super-)

OTHER WORDS FROM supreme

su·preme·ly, adverbsu·preme·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for supremely (1 of 2)

supreme
/ (sʊˈpriːm, sjʊ-) /

adjective

of highest status or powera supreme tribunal
(usually prenominal) of highest quality, importance, etcsupreme endeavour
greatest in degree; extremesupreme folly
(prenominal) final or last, esp being last in one's life or progress; ultimatethe supreme judgment

Derived forms of supreme

supremely, adverbsupremeness, noun

Word Origin for supreme

C16: from Latin suprēmus highest, from superus that is above, from super above

British Dictionary definitions for supremely (2 of 2)

suprême
/ (sʊˈpriːm, -ˈprɛm, sjʊ-) /

noun

Also called: suprême sauce a rich velouté sauce made with a base of veal or chicken stock, with cream or egg yolks added
the best or most delicate part of meat, esp the breast and wing of chicken, cooked in suprême sauce

Word Origin for suprême

French: supreme
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