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Definition of paragon:

  1. A companion; a match; an equal.
  2. A model or pattern; a pattern of excellence or perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence.
  3. A size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type.
  4. Emulation; rivalry; competition.
  5. To be equal; to hold comparison.
  6. To compare with; to equal; to rival.
  7. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.
  8. To serve as a model for; to surpass.

Synonyms:

matinee idol, perfection, flawlessness, paradigm, best, nonpareil, holy person, god, nonesuch, deification, ideal, sublimation, beau ideal, exaltation, phoenix, saint, idol, good, apotheosis, holy man, graven image, nonsuch, ne plus ultra.

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