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Extremely good; outstanding.‘the lorry was in excellent condition’‘their results are excellent’
very good, superb, outstanding, magnificent, of high quality, of the highest quality, of the highest standard, exceptional, marvellous, wonderful, sublime, perfect, eminent, pre-eminent, matchless, peerless, supreme, first-rate, first-class, superior, superlative, splendid, admirable, worthy, sterling, finesuper, a1, ace, great, terrific, tremendous, fantastic, fab, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, top-notch, tip-top, class, awesome, magic, wicked, cool, out of this world, too good to be true, mind-blowingbrilliant, brill, smashing, champion, bostingbadassawesomesauce, on fleekbeaut, bonzerspiffing, ripping, topping, top-hole, wizard, capitalswellboskershit hotapplaudableView synonyms
- ‘Followed by an excellent lunch, fine wine, more coffee and a Cuban cigar to finish off.’
- ‘The fireworks looked excellent from our vantage point in the Castle Terrace car park.’
- ‘For those with lesser appetites, this would probably be an excellent value meal for two.’
- ‘My favourite ever piece of digital art is an excellent example of this kind of sublime infinity.’
- ‘It seems like an excellent idea and we'll be popping down to get a couple soon.’
- ‘Gilbert was an excellent mathematician and the author of a fine analysis textbook.’
- ‘It was a fine start to what promises to be an excellent season of historic rallying.’
- ‘He looks very strong in defence and should prove an excellent asset and the first class centre.’
- ‘The schools have had outstanding test and exam results as well as the excellent reports.’
- ‘A good strong powerful striker who is excellent in the air and has brilliant shooting.’
- ‘We already have an excellent relationship with a supplier of a top class product.’
- ‘He was an outstanding writer on his subject giving many excellent accounts of his work.’
- ‘A quite excellent place to eat and the perfect place to end a very busy and interesting day.’
- ‘There was a cool, shaded garden and an excellent veranda from which to watch the street go by.’
- ‘They keep an excellent pint, have a wicked sense of humour and Jimmy knows lots of rugby songs.’
- ‘From this starting point pure fear is an excellent motivator to maintain perfection.’
- ‘For man is made to the image of God, which condition is undoubtedly most excellent.’
- ‘The nursing staff were excellent and kept us fully informed of our her condition.’
- ‘Jambolan juice is an excellent source of sherbets and syrups for making cool drinks.’
- ‘In fairness, the pitch has seen some serious work on it and is in excellent condition.’
Used to indicate approval or pleasure.‘‘What a lovely idea! Excellent!’’
Late Middle English (in the general sense ‘outstanding’ in either a good or bad way): from Old French, from Latin excellent- being pre-eminent, from excellere (see excel). The current appreciatory sense dates from the early 17th century.
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