A consummate Wall Street creature, the pathetic, groveling Paulson knew what would happen without a bailout.
Somehow, though, his plastic smiles and parsing of words just make him appear the consummate politician.
Either way, the consummate professionals in the band demonstrate that visuals are as important as lyrics and music.
mid-15c., from Latin consummatus "perfected, complete," past participle of consummare "sum up, complete" (see consummation). Of persons, "accomplished, very qualified," from 1640s. Related: Consummately.
1520s, "to bring to completion," from Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare "to sum up, make up, complete, finish" (see consummation). Meaning "to bring a marriage to completion" (by sexual intercourse) is from 1530s. Related: Consummated; consummating.