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outstanding

[ out-stan-ding ]
/ ˌaʊtˈstæn dɪŋ /
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adjective
prominent; conspicuous; striking: an outstanding example of courage.
marked by superiority or distinction; excellent; distinguished: an outstanding student.
continuing in existence; remaining unsettled, unpaid, etc.: outstanding debts.
(of securities and the like) publicly issued and sold or in circulation.
standing out; projecting: a stiff, outstanding fabric.
Archaic. that resists or opposes.
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Origin of outstanding

First recorded in 1605–15; outstand + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM outstanding

out·stand·ing·ly, adverbout·stand·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outstanding

outstanding
/ (ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ) /

adjective
superior; excellent; distinguished
prominent, remarkable, or striking
still in existence; unsettled, unpaid, or unresolved
(of shares, bonds, etc) issued and sold
projecting or jutting upwards or outwards

Derived forms of outstanding

outstandingly, adverb
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