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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

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

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

To increase aid to the Pakistan government when religious freedom is not upheld is tantamount to an anti-Christian foreign policy.
Keith O'Brien
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Tantamount Translations

tantamount in German is gleichbedeutend