supreme (adj.)

1520s, from French suprême (15c.) and directly from Latin supremus "highest," superlative of superus "situated above," from super "above" (from PIE root *uper "over"). Supreme Being "God" first attested 1690s; Supreme Court is from 1689.

updated on December 07, 2020

Definitions of supreme from WordNet

supreme (adj.)
highest in excellence or achievement;
a supreme endeavor
supreme among musicians
supreme courage
supreme (adj.)
final or last in your life or progress;
the supreme sacrifice
the supreme judgment
supreme (adj.)
greatest in status or authority or power;
a supreme tribunal
Synonyms: sovereign
supreme (adj.)
greatest or maximal in degree; extreme;
the supreme confidence of youth
supreme folly
Synonyms: sublime
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