Word of the Day – Tantamount

By November 6, 2017Word of the Day

Tantamount (adj)

tan-ta-mow-nt

Equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.

Mid 17th century: from the earlier verb tantamount ‘amount to as much’, from Italian tanto montare.

Example sentences

“His reaction is tantamount to guilt, he may as well have confessed.”

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