excellent

[ ek-suh-luhnt ]
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adjective
  1. possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good.

  2. Archaic. extraordinary; superior.

Origin of excellent

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin excellent-, stem of excellēns, present participle of excellere excel

Other words for excellent

Opposites for excellent

Other words from excellent

  • ex·cel·lent·ly, adverb
  • su·per·ex·cel·lent, adjective
  • su·per·ex·cel·lent·ly, adverb
  • un·ex·cel·lent, adjective
  • un·ex·cel·lent·ly, adverb

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How to use excellent in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for excellent

excellent

/ (ˈɛksələnt) /


adjective
  1. exceptionally good; extremely meritorious; superior

Derived forms of excellent

  • excellently, adverb

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