View synonyms for superbly


[ soo-pur-blee, suh- ]


  1. in an admirably fine or excellent way; extremely well:

    It was a wonderful lecture series, superbly thought out and delivered.

  2. richly or grandly; sumptuously:

    The summer house we rented was superbly appointed and close to all amenities.

  3. in a way that is imposing, awesome, or majestic:

    The clear Caribbean waters are filled with superbly varied colors and shapes.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of superbly1

First recorded in 1650–60; superb ( def ) + -ly ( def )
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Example Sentences

In life and in her eternally tragic death, all eyes are on her, and that can be a somewhat vexing challenge for the makers of Netflix’s superb and sprawling royal-family drama “The Crown,” the fourth season of which streams Sunday.

He thrives, though, because he has superb technical ability, vision and feel for the game.

Any extras would be superb on your next-day turkey sandwich.

A few years ago, Anthony Horowitz brought out a superb Sherlock Holmes pastiche called “The House of Silk.”

The 43-year-old passer was superb on Sunday, completing 33 of 45 passes to nine different receivers for 369 yards and four touchdowns.

Yet with all this star power, the game ended as a scoreless tie as both defenses played superbly.

But Masters of Sex has quietly become one of the most entertaining, well written, and superbly acted series on TV.

The play itself was brilliantly written and conceived, superbly staged and acted, and profoundly moving.

Here is a supremely intelligent and competent man, superbly qualified in so many ways for the highest executive office.

Dark chocolate is often paired with caramel or butter crunch and some wines that have similar flavors work superbly here.

The Princess was pale and thin; and, though dressed superbly, seemed fitter for her chamber.

"She seems to be superbly handsome," Edgar said, still looking at the portrait.

He reads most charmingly, plays superbly, and sings divinely.

He thought her the most beautiful woman in Paris, and determined that she should be the most superbly dressed.

There, in a case, is preserved the superbly elaborate key of Corneille's birth-house in Rouen.