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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paramount mean? 

PARAMOUNT (adjective)
  The adjective PARAMOUNT has 1 sense:

1. having superior power and influence

  Familiarity information: PARAMOUNT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PARAMOUNT (adjective)

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Having superior power and influence


overriding; paramount; predominate; preponderant; preponderating; predominant

Context example:

the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism


dominant (exercising influence or control)

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