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Definition of Tantamount


  1. Equivalent in value, signification, or effect.
  2. To be tantamount or equivalent; to amount.

Tantamount Quotations

Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats.
Marge Piercy

I like texting as much as the next kidult - and embrace it as yet more evidence, along with email, that we live now in the post-aural age, when an unsolicited phone call is, thankfully, becoming more and more understood to be an unspeakable social solecism, tantamount to an impertinent invasion of privacy.
Will Self

I wanted to make good records. But my problem is I've got a low boredom threshold, so I wanted it to look and sound different with each album, which is really tantamount to suicide, cause people lose it, they lose it - they say: 'I like that, and that's not this.'
Adam Ant

I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people.
Sidney Poitier

An exorcism is tantamount to a miracle - an extraordinary intervention of God.
Gabriele Nanni
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Tantamount Translations

tantamount in German is gleichbedeutend
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