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ex·cel·lent

 (ĕk′sə-lənt)
adj.
1. Of the highest or finest quality; exceptionally good for its kind: enjoyed an excellent meal at the restaurant.
2. Archaic Being so to an extreme degree.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin excellēns, excellent-, present participle of excellere, to excel; see excel.]

ex′cel·lent·ly adv.

excellent

(ˈɛksələnt)
adj
exceptionally good; extremely meritorious; superior
ˈexcellently adv

ex•cel•lent

(ˈɛk sə lənt)

adj.
possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin excellent-, s. of excellēns, present participle of excellere to excel]
ex′cel•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.excellent - very good;of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

excellent

adjective outstanding, good, great, fine, prime, capital, noted, choice, champion, cool (informal), select, brilliant, very good, cracking (Brit. informal), crucial (slang), mean (slang), superb, distinguished, fantastic, magnificent, superior, sterling, worthy, first-class, marvellous, exceptional, terrific, splendid, notable, mega (slang), topping (Brit. slang), sovereign, dope (slang), world-class, exquisite, admirable, exemplary, wicked (slang), first-rate, def (slang), superlative, top-notch (informal), brill (informal), pre-eminent, meritorious, estimable, tiptop, bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), the dog's bollocks (taboo slang), jim-dandy (slang), A1 or A-one (informal), bitchin' (U.S. slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) We complimented her on doing an excellent job.
bad, poor, terrible, dreadful, rotten (informal), inferior, faulty, incompetent, lousy (slang), mediocre, second-class, imperfect, unskilled, second-rate, abysmal, substandard, no great shakes (informal), inexpert, piss-poor (slang) half-pie (N.Z. informal)

excellent

adjective
Exceptionally good of its kind:
Slang: boss.
Chiefly British: tophole.
Translations
مُمْتازمـُمْتَاز
znamenitý
fremragendeglimrendestrålende
erinomainen
odličan
frábær, framúrskarandi
すばらしい
우수한
odličen
utmärkt
ดีเยี่ยม
mükemmelkusursuz
xuất sắc

excellent

[ˈeksələnt] ADJexcelente

excellent

[ˈɛksələnt] adjexcellent(e)
Her results were excellent → Elle a eu d'excellents résultats.
It was excellent fun
BUT C'était vraiment super.
excellent! → excellent!, parfait!

excellent

adjausgezeichnet, hervorragend; I passed my exams — excellent!ich habe meine Prüfungen bestandenausgezeichnet!

excellent

[ˈɛkslənt] adjeccellente, ottimo/a

excel

(ikˈsel) past tense, past participle exˈcelled verb
1. to stand out beyond others (in some quality etc); to do very well (in or at some activity). He excelled in mathematics / at football.
2. to be better than. She excels them all at swimming.
ˈexcellence (ˈek-) noun
unusual goodness or worth. this man's excellence as a teacher.
ˈExcellency (ˈek-) plural ˈExcellencies noun
(with His, ~Your etc) a title of honour, used eg for ambassadors. His/Your Excellency; Their Excellencies.
ˈexcellent (ˈek-) adjective
unusually good. an excellent plan.
ˈexcellently adverb

excellent

مـُمْتَاز znamenitý glimrende ausgezeichnet έξοχος excelente erinomainen excellent odličan eccellente すばらしい 우수한 uitstekend utmerket doskonały excelente отличный utmärkt ดีเยี่ยม mükemmel xuất sắc 卓越的

excellent

a. excelente, óptimo-a.
References in classic literature ?
It was excellent drill for their memories, a harmless amusement, and employed many hours which otherwise would have been idle, lonely, or spent in less profitable society.
But a lot of it would be scientific detail that might be too dry for you in spite of this excellent lemonade,"
He was in an excellent humor, in high spirits, and very talkative.
They are a pair of excellent girls, Heyward, and such as any one may boast of.
There is something so massive, stable, and almost irresistibly imposing in the exterior presentment of established rank and great possessions, that their very existence seems to give them a right to exist; at least, so excellent a counterfeit of right, that few poor and humble men have moral force enough to question it, even in their secret minds.
They knew, these excellent old persons, that, by all established rule -- and, as regarded some of them, weighed by their own lack of efficiency for business -- they ought to have given place to younger men, more orthodox in politics, and altogether fitter than themselves to serve our common Uncle.
Balt Van Tassel was an easy indulgent soul; he loved his daughter better even than his pipe, and, like a reasonable man and an excellent father, let her have her way in everything.
He had put them in possession of Bly, which was healthy and secure, and had placed at the head of their little establishment-- but below stairs only--an excellent woman, Mrs.
Whether it was, too, that his head being shaved, his forehead was drawn out in freer and brighter relief, and looked more expansive than it otherwise would, this I will not venture to decide; but certain it was his head was phrenologically an excellent one.
Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.
As Jurgis was excellent at keeping quiet, he soon won the trust of "Buck" Halloran, and was introduced to others as a man who could be depended upon.
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.