tantamount tantamount  /ˈtæn tə ˌmaʊnt/


  • (adj) being essentially equal to something


  1. The country cannot remain mute spectators because that would be a policy tantamount to admitting defeat.
  2. The airlines refused to put them on a different flight and to the customers it was tantamount to betrayal of the airline's promise to get them to Fuller Valley on the reunion day.
  3. Turning a blind eye to the country's human rights violations was tantamount to tacitly endorsing it.


  1. The Needle: #flatitude

    Seventh Inning Wretch : Apparently Nationals fans are getting a reputation for doing things other than watching baseball while attending baseball games , including reading Kindles and newspapers and, a couple months back, doing taxes . I want to defend this as tantamount to queuing up an already-seen episode of The Wire as background noise while you catch up on the New York Times , but I just ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington City Paper

  2. Gold: Respect the Range from $1,350 – $1,422 Says Kilburg

    Dirty Little Secret: Picking winners is relatively easy compared to controlling losses. Once an investment has racked up gains for an investor it's extremely difficult to sell. When a position has been a loser since day 1 it can be even harder to get rid of it, if only because doing so is tantamount to [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Finance: Breakout


  1. "The decision (to declare it illegal) is tantamount to a declaration of war ...... on the resistance and its weapons in the interest of America and Israel," Nasrallah said.
    on May 8, 2006 By: Hassan Nasrallah Source: 940 News

  2. "We have informed Ms. Bhutto and her team of the situation and advised them to cut short the program instead of going for a 18-20 hours-long procession as this would be tantamount to inviting trouble," Ghulam Muhammad Mohtarem said.
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Ghulam Muhammad Source: TIME

  3. "Turning part or all of Jerusalem over to the Palestinians would be tantamount to turning it over to the Taliban," Hagee said.
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: John Hagee Source: International Herald Tribune

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