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superb

[ soo-purb, suh- ]
/ sʊˈpɜrb, sə- /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of superb

1540–50; <Latin superbus proud, superior, excellent, equivalent to super-super- + -bus adj. suffix (akin to be)

synonym study for superb

2. See magnificent.

OTHER WORDS FROM superb

su·perb·ly, adverbsu·perb·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superb

superb
/ (sʊˈpɜːb, sjʊ-) /

adjective

surpassingly good; excellenta superb actor
majestic or imposinga superb mansion
magnificently rich; luxuriousthe jubilee was celebrated with a superb banquet

Derived forms of superb

superbly, adverbsuperbness, noun

Word Origin for superb

C16: from Old French superbe, from Latin superbus distinguished, from super above
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