- possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good.
- Archaic. extraordinary; superior.
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Related Words for excellentlysplendidly, magnificently, famously, fine, incomparably, marvelously, nobly, notably, perfectly, swimmingly, well, wonderfully, remarkably, admirably, distinctively, divinely, exquisitely, flawlessly, ingeniously, masterfully
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Historical Examples of excellently
He has been excellently received, and is "perpetualy imploy'd."De Libris: Prose and Verse
"These will do excellently for lighting our morning camp fire," he said.In the Midst of Alarms
The opera did very poor business, and we did not do excellently either.My Double Life
"Oh, that will do excellently," said Lady Cecily, all smiles again.Changing Winds
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On the bridegroom's part it was excellently acted; yet it came too late to be convincing.The Lion's Skin
- exceptionally good; extremely meritorious; superior
mid-14c., from Old French excellent "outstanding, excellent," from Latin excellentem (nominative excellens), present participle of excellere (see excel).