1 adj The foremost thing or person in a group is the most important or best.
He was one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Indian culture...
2 You use first and foremost to emphasize the most important quality of something or someone.
first and foremost phrase PHR n/prep, PHR with cl, PHR after v (emphasis)
It is first and foremost a trade agreement...
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chief, first, front, headmost, highest, inaugural, initial, leading, paramount, pre-eminent, primary, prime, principal, supreme
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