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Meaning of EXCELLENT

Pronunciation:  'eksulunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"
 

EXCELLENT is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: fantabulous, first-class, superior
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex"cel*lent\, a. [F. excellent, L. excellens, -entis,
    p. pr. of excellere. See {Excel}.]
    1. Excelling; surpassing others in some good quality or the
       sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good
       sense; superior; as, an excellent man, artist, citizen,
       husband, discourse, book, song, etc.; excellent breeding,
       principles, aims, action.
    
             To love . . . What I see excellent in good or fair.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality;
       -- used with words of a bad significance. [Obs. or
       Ironical] ``An excellent hypocrite.'' --Hume.
    
             Their sorrows are most excellent.     --Beau. & Fl.
    
    Syn: Worthy; choice; prime; valuable; select; exquisite;
         transcendent; admirable; worthy.
    
    
  2. \Ex"cel*lent\, adv.
    Excellently; eminently; exceedingly. [Obs.] ``This comes off
    well and excellent.'' --Shak.
    
    
 
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