- admirably fine or excellent; extremely good: a superb performance.
- sumptuous; rich; grand: superb jewels.
- of a proudly imposing appearance or kind; majestic: superb mountain vistas.
Origin of superb
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Examples from the Web for superbly
But Masters of Sex has quietly become one of the most entertaining, well written, and superbly acted series on TV.What You Missed But Shouldn’t Have In 2013
December 25, 2013
The play itself was brilliantly written and conceived, superbly staged and acted, and profoundly moving.Howard Zinn at 90: Defending the People’s Historian
Timothy Patrick McCarthy
August 27, 2012
Here is a supremely intelligent and competent man, superbly qualified in so many ways for the highest executive office.Romney's Campaign Can't Say "No"
May 7, 2012
The whole passage, at once slow and instantaneous, was superbly polite in the haute-Anglo fashion.Live From Art Basel
June 17, 2010
Calasso reconstruction is, in Mounts' judgment, a superbly ambitious, quirky, querulous, lyrical, and finally persuasive essay.The Best of Brit Lit
April 7, 2010
Superbly self-possessed as he was, he could not conceal his anger.Up the Forked River
Edward Sylvester Ellis
She was superbly dressed, her neck and arms and hair were all a-glitter with diamonds.Nell, of Shorne Mills
Eighteen years before, Moscow society had defeated him, superbly.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
They were superbly muscular and used to the dragging efforts of novices.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
She was superbly willing to amuse, and on any terms; and her temper could do it as well as her wit.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
- surpassingly good; excellenta superb actor
- majestic or imposinga superb mansion
- magnificently rich; luxuriousthe jubilee was celebrated with a superb banquet
Word Origin and History for superbly
1540s, "noble, magnificent" (of buildings, monuments, etc.), from Latin superbus "grand, proud, sumptuous," from super "above, over" (see super-). The second element probably is from PIE root *bhe- "to be." General sense of "very fine" developed by 1729.