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paragon

par·a·gon

paragon

 
pronunciation:
pae r gan [or] pae r gn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a model of excellence or of a particular admirable quality.
Having always believed their father to be a paragon of virtue, they were shocked at these terrible revelations.
synonyms:
example, exemplar, monument, nonpareil
similar words:
angel, apotheosis, archetype, classic, ideal, model, nonesuch, paradigm, prince, treasure