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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 ?
There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
And the better those are who are governed the better also is the government, as for instance of man, rather than the brute creation: for the more excellent the materials are with which the work is finished, the more excellent certainly is the work; and wherever there is a governor and a governed, there certainly is some work produced; for whatsoever is composed of many parts, which jointly become one, whether conjunct or separate, evidently show the marks of governing and governed; and this is true of every living thing in all nature; nay, even in some things which partake not of life, as in music; but this probably would be a disquisition too foreign to our present purpose.
Thou art," he said, "a most excellent Ape, and all these thy companions after thy example are excellent Apes too.
A farmer had a horse that had been an excellent faithful servant to him: but he was now grown too old to work; so the farmer would give him nothing more to eat, and said, 'I want you no longer, so take yourself off out of my stable; I shall not take you back again until you are stronger than a lion.
I admit," replied the president, "that this composition has yielded excellent results, but in the present case it would be too expensive, and very difficult to work.
He introduced this with an affected surprize at the intention which Mr Jones declared of removing; and, after urging many excellent arguments against it, he at last insisted strongly that it could be to no manner of purpose whatever; for that, unless Jones knew which way the lady was gone, every step he took might very possibly lead him the farther from her; "for you find, sir," said he, "by all the people in the house, that she is not gone this way.
It must be confessed this bread was excellent, and I ate of it with great relish.
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.
The excellent American shook hands with him on the spot.
A fortnight later, by excellent good fortune, the doctor gave one of his pleasant dinners to some five or six old cronies, all intelligent, reputable men and all judges of good wine; and Mr.
Those who can read German will find an excellent guide, in this respect, in Frau Foerster-Nietzsche's exhaustive and highly interesting biography of her brother: "Das Leben Friedrich Nietzsche's" (published by Naumann); while the works of Deussen, Raoul Richter, and Baroness Isabelle von Unger- Sternberg, will be found to throw useful and necessary light upon many questions which it would be difficult for a sister to touch upon.
Many persons at Diou, seeing the vessels so well fitted out, desired leave to go this voyage along with us, imagining they had an excellent opportunity of acquiring both wealth and honour.