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supreme

Pronunciation: /suːˈpriːm; suːˈpriːm; sjuː-/

Translation of supreme in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (of highest authority) [power] supremo; [authority] supremo, sumo Supreme Commander Comandante (masculine) Supremo or en jefe God, the supreme architect Dios, el Sumo Hacedor Homer remains supreme among poets Homero sigue siendo el poeta supremo reign 2 2
    Example sentences
    • The commanders in chief exercised supreme authority in their respective zones and acted in concert on questions affecting the whole country.
    • It was also entirely possible, although I don't recall, that the president would also have to put his signature on a document as the supreme authority in the Niger regime.
    • Unity can be achieved only by maintaining a strict homogeneity of views or submission or subordination to a single authority, necessarily the supreme leader of the Communist Party.
  • 2 (extreme) [effort] supremo one of man's supreme achievements uno de los mayores logros del hombre with supreme indifference/courage con la mayor or con suprema indiferencia/valentía the supreme irony would be if … el colmo de la ironía sería que …
    Example sentences
    • Coaches and athletes, some of them interviewed anonymously, say that after one supreme national effort, the hothouse intensity of the Chinese way will not survive the 2008 games.
    • I was lucky in that I already knew about half the people there, but it seemed very easy to wander up and talk to the ones I didn't know, primarily because of the supreme efforts of our host and his team of helpers to make us feel at home.
    • I knew that holding the candy in her plump little hands all that time without unwrapping it represented a supreme effort of the will for my incurably chocoholic daughter.

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