Definition of par excellence in English:

par excellence


  • postpositive Better or more than all others of the same kind.

    ‘Nash is, to many, the Regency architect par excellence’
    finest, greatest, top, foremost, leading, pre-eminent, premier, prime, first, chief, principal, supreme, of the highest quality, superlative, unrivalled, second to none, without equal, nonpareil, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, peerless, matchless, unparalleled, unbeaten, unbeatable, unexcelled, optimum, optimal, ultimate, surpassing, incomparable, ideal, perfect
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French, literally ‘by excellence’.


par excellence

/pɑːr ˈɛks(ə)l(ə)ns//paʀ ɛksɛlɑ̃s/