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Pronunciation: [pɹiːˈɛmɪnənt] (IPA)

Preeminent is an adjective that is used to describe someone or something that is superior or stands out above all others. There are several other words that can be used as synonyms for preeminent, such as eminent, outstanding, superior, dominant, prominent, exceptional, and unparalleled. Each of these words conveys a similar meaning to preeminent and can be used interchangeably depending on the context. For instance, if you are describing a person who has achieved a great deal of success and is well-respected in their field, you could say they are eminent, outstanding, or exceptional. Similarly, if you are talking about a product or service that is better than all others, you could use words like superior, dominant, or unparalleled.

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Preeminent is a word used to describe someone or something that is superior, outstanding, or dominant among others. The antonyms for preeminent are inferior, mediocre, average, common, ordinary, and mediocre. Inferior refers to something of lower quality, value, or importance. Mediocre means something that is average or ordinary, not exceptionally good or bad. Common and ordinary refer to something that is typical, usual, or not remarkable. These antonyms are used to describe someone or something that is not outstanding, superior or dominant compared to others.

Usage examples for Preeminent

It is a revelation full of suggestive value for these to realize that he is a musical thinker, ripe with sixty years of labor and experience; that he represents the rarest and choicest fruits of modern culture, not only as musician, but as poet and philosopher; that he is one of the few examples in the history of the art where massive scholarship and the power of subtile analysis have been united, in a preeminent degree, with great creative genius.
"The Great German Composers"
George T. Ferris
I had never seen a king before in my life, and a foolish idea made me suppose that a king must be preeminent-a very rare being-by his beauty and the majesty of his appearance, and in everything superior to the rest of men.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
But Schumann could have said something more than this, and added that Chopin was a musician of exceptional attainments, a virtuoso of the very highest order, a writer for the piano pure and simple preeminent beyond example, and a master of a unique and perfect style.
"Great Violinists And Pianists"
George T. Ferris

Famous quotes with Preeminent

  • Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.
    Herman Kahn
  • The goal of this Nation, I so strongly believe, is to be a preeminent world power. We have to understand what comes with that: The responsibility to be strong.
    Jeff Sessions
  • The inversion theory has a long and fascinating history in the discussion of vertebrate origins. The founding version dates to the early nineteenth century and became the centerpiece of a movement often called "transcendental biology," and centered on the attempt to reduce organic diversity to one or a very few archetypal building blocks that could generate all actual anatomies as products of rational laws of transformation. Some of Europe's greatest thinkers participated in this grand, if flawed enterprise. Goethe, Germany's preeminent poet-scientist, tried to explain the varied parts of plants as different manifestations of an archetypal leaf.
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • What the earliest utopians—Montaigne, Thomas More, Tommaso Campanella—understood was that they fought not for a place but for a new set of ideas through which to recognize what would count as Real: Equality, not hierarchical authority. Individual dignity, not slavish subservience. Our preeminent problem is that we recognize the Real in what is most deadly: a culture of duty to legalities that are, finally, cruel and destructive. We need to work inventively—as Christ did, as Thoreau did—in the spirit of disobedience for the purpose of refusing the social order into which we happen to have been born and putting in its place a culture of life-giving things.
    Curtis White
  • Many forms of new knowledge are potentially dangerous, the energy of the atom being a preeminent example. But instead of curtailing inquiry Western societies have in general assumed that the better policy is to continue exploration in confidence that the rewards can be reaped and the risks managed. It is hard to see why exploration of the human genome and its racial variations should be made an exception to this principle, even though researchers and their audience must first develop the words and concepts to discuss a dangerous subject objectively.
    Nicholas Wade

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