Paragon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpærəɡɑːn|  American pronunciation of the word paragon
Brit.  |ˈparəɡ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word paragon


- an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept (syn: idol, perfection)
- model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal (syn: apotheosis, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, saint)

Examples Arthurian legend, Sir Galahad is depicted as the one knight who is a paragon of virtue...

We don't expect candidates to be paragons of virtue.

I expect my friend was a paragon of sanctity.

Word forms

singular: paragon
plural: paragons
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