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.
Narendra Modi is nothing if not the most consummate Hindu avatar of Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
Disney's key contact was the consummate cloak-and-dagger operator, William "Wild Bill" Donovan.
He probably would imagine himself safe and so be in no haste to consummate his vile plan of enjoying his helpless victim.
He has conducted the thing with consummate skill—has not made a mistake yet.
A change in the state of society works this miracle, and a few generations suffice to consummate it.
Kaiser William, however, played his cards with consummate skill.
It appeared tremendously difficult to consummate; it had developed far beyond his expectation, his original conception.
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.