Definition of consummate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈsʌmət//
, BrE//ˈkɒnsəmət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsəmət//
[usually before noun] (formal)
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extremely skilled; perfect She was a consummate performer. He played the shot with consummate skill. (disapproving) a consummate liar Word Originlate Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘completed, accomplished’): from Latin consummat- ‘brought to completion’, from the verb consummare, from con- ‘altogether’ + summa ‘sum total’, feminine of summus ‘highest, supreme’.Extra examples She played with consummate skill. The man was a consummate liar. a consummate performer/​actor/​politician
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