Definition of paragon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

paragon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpærəɡən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəɡɑːn//
 
 
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a person who is perfect or who is a perfect example of a particular good quality I make no claim to be a paragon. He wasn't the paragon of virtue she had expected. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from obsolete French, from Italian paragone ‘touchstone to try good (gold) from bad’, from medieval Greek parakonē ‘whetstone’.
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