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paramount

  

      adj  
1    of the greatest importance or significance; pre-eminent  
      n  
2    Rare   a supreme ruler  
     (C16: via Anglo-Norman from Old French paramont, from par by + -amont above, from Latin ad montem to the mountain)  
  paramountcy      n  
  paramountly      adv  
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paramount

  
  
capital, cardinal, chief, dominant, eminent, first, foremost, main, outstanding, predominant, pre-eminent, primary, prime, principal, superior, supreme  
  
Antonyms     
   inferior, insignificant, least, minor, negligible, secondary, slight, subordinate, trifling, unimportant  

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