pre·em·i·nent [or] pre-em·i·nent
preeminent [or] pre-eminent
|part of speech:
||surpassing others in eminence.
He was the preeminent portrait painter of his time.
- foremost, leading
- similar words:
- celebrated, distinguished, eminent, exalted, grand, illustrious, lofty, predominant, sublime, supreme, top
||capital, first, glorious, important, incomparable, leading, main, major, matchless, noted, prior, prominent, senior, superior, towering
||preeminently (adv.), preeminence (n.)