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standout

or stand-out

[ stand-out ]
/ ˈstændˌaʊt /
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noun
something or someone, as a person, performance, etc., remarkably superior to others: Evans was a standout in the mixed doubles.
someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions, opinions, desires, etc., of the majority.
adjective
outstanding; superior.
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Origin of standout

First recorded in 1895–1900; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand out
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How to use standout in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for standout

stand out

verb (intr, adverb)
to be distinctive or conspicuous
to refuse to agree, consent, or complythey stood out for a better price
to protrude or project
to navigate a vessel away from a port, harbour, anchorage, etc
noun standout
informal
  1. a person or thing that is distinctive or outstanding
  2. (as modifier)the standout track from the album
a person who refuses to agree or consent
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Other Idioms and Phrases with standout

stand out

1

Protrude, project, as in Those reliefs stand out from the building walls. [First half of 1500s]

2

Be conspicuous, distinctive, or prominent, as in He's so tall that he always stands out in a crowd. [Mid-1800s]

3

Refuse to comply, remain opposed, as in The one juror is standing out against a guilty verdict. [Late 1500s]

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