- admirably fine or excellent; extremely good: a superb performance.
- sumptuous; rich; grand: superb jewels.
- of a proudly imposing appearance or kind; majestic: superb mountain vistas.
Origin of superb
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Examples from the Web for superb
Pryor wouldn't have succeeded without his superb intelligence, Williams wouldn't have succeeded without his abiding passion.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure
August 16, 2014
You can sit at the counter, slurp a superb milk shake, and watch the action.The Real Cheeseburger Paradise
Jane & Michael Stern
June 22, 2014
In an excerpt from the new edition of his superb account of the artist Holy Terror, Bob Colacello considers his legacy and fame.Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Andy Warhol
March 9, 2014
He was superb as Henry II in The Lion in Winter, and very good in The Ruling Class.Michael Korda on the Role That Defined Peter O’Toole’s Success
December 16, 2013
Living longer for someone like myself and my constituency allows for a superb quality of life.Suzanne Somers Responds To Critics, Says She Has A Thick Skin
October 30, 2013
The mists had now cleared off, and we were promised a superb day.The Roof of France
When that was finished, the three superb pieces of embroidery were put in their places.The Dream
He had superb health, so he spent most of what he made as it came to him.Her Father's Daughter
She would not be wife, but what a wise, superb and faithful servant she made!Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
Moreover, Hetty had kept through all these years her superb health.Hetty's Strange History
- surpassingly good; excellenta superb actor
- majestic or imposinga superb mansion
- magnificently rich; luxuriousthe jubilee was celebrated with a superb banquet
Word Origin and History for superb
1540s, "noble, magnificent" (of buildings, monuments, etc.), from Latin superbus "grand, proud, sumptuous," from super "above, over" (see super-). The second element probably is from PIE root *bhe- "to be." General sense of "very fine" developed by 1729.