paragon: model of excellence or perfection of a kind

  1) an example of excellence

  paragon : excellence

  paragon : imitate

  paragon : excellent

  paragon <>travesty

  apotheosis, ideal, quintessence, standard

  1. She is a paragon of what a judge should be: honest, intelligent, hardworking, and just.

  2. As a student, Gina was thought to be a paragon, but her English teacher noticed that she excelled only because she refused to take any risks.

  Synonyms: epitome, exemplar, nonpareil, standard