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excellent

[ ek-suh-luhnt ]
/ ˈɛk sə lənt /
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adjective

possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good.
Archaic. extraordinary; superior.

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Origin of excellent

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin excellent- (stem of excellēns), present participle of excellere to excel; see -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for excellent

excellent
/ (ˈɛksələnt) /

adjective

exceptionally good; extremely meritorious; superior

Derived forms of excellent

excellently, adverb
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