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preeminent

pre·em·i·nent [or] pre-em·i·nent

preeminent [or] pre-eminent

 
 
pronunciation:
pri e m nnt
part of speech: adjective
definition: surpassing others in eminence.
He was the preeminent portrait painter of his time.
synonyms:
foremost, leading
antonyms:
undistinguished
similar words:
celebrated, distinguished, eminent, exalted, grand, illustrious, lofty, predominant, sublime, supreme, top
derivations: preeminently (adv.), preeminence (n.)