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December 18, 2007

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( Adjective )

Pronunciation : tan-tuh-mount

1. equivalent, as in value, force, effect or signification

2. agreeing exactly in value, quantity, or effect

3. being essentially equal to something


Mid-17th century - Anglo-French tant amunter - amount to as much - Old French tant as much + amonter - to amount


equal, equivalent, the same as, synonymous, as good as, identical, indistinguishable, close


different, opposite, polar, reverse

Contextual Examples:

� The repudiation of theoretical scientific inquiry is tantamount to a denial of what may be our most characteristically human trait.

� His request is nothing but tantamount to a demand.

� His angry speech was tantamount to a declaration of war.

� He gave an answer that was tantamount to a refusal.

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