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paramount

adjective

Definition: foremost in importance or power

Synonyms: supreme, predominant, principal, primary, overriding, leading

Antonyms: unimportant, insignificant

Tips: In business or in general, a topic or issue of paramount concern would be a number-one priority, one that carries a sense of urgency.

Usage Examples:

National security is a paramount issue in the Presidential campaign. (predominant, leading)

Of paramount importance in the photojournalist's mind was shooting the scene from a unique perspective. (supreme, primary)

Getting those contracts signed is paramount to this project; without them, we canít even begin. (predominant, overriding [issue])

It is of paramount importance that I fly out tomorrow to meet with the client, or we may lose this business. (primary, supreme)


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