Meaning of “supreme” in the English Dictionary

"supreme" in English

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uk /suːˈpriːm/ us /suːˈpriːm/

C1 having the highest rank, level, or importance:

the supreme commander of the armed forces
the Supreme Court
The country's present constitution gives supreme authority to the presidency.
Beethoven reigns supreme among classical composers.

very great, or the best:

For me, dieting requires a supreme effort of will.
She was awarded a medal for showing supreme bravery.

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(Definition of “supreme” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"supreme" in American English

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supremeadjective [ not gradable ]

us /səˈprim, su-/

at the highest level:

The dictionary was called the supreme authority on all matters relating to the language.
adverb [ not gradable ] us /səˈprim·li, su-/

He was supremely self-confident.

(Definition of “supreme” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)