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Definition of Tantamount


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

Tantamount Quotations

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

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

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

In Jefferson's mind democracy was tantamount to extreme individualism.
Herbert Croly

Preventing a war is tantamount to winning a war.
Raul Castro
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Tantamount Translations

tantamount in German is gleichbedeutend
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