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par·a·mount

paramount

 
 
pronunciation:
pae r maUnt
part of speech: adjective
definition: most important; chief; highest.
The doctor's paramount concern was for his patients' health.
synonyms:
chief, first, main, primary, prime, principal, supreme
similar words:
cardinal, lead, senior, superior, top, uppermost, vital
derivation: paramountly (adv.)