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1Very good; excellent.‘a superb performance’
excellent, superlative, first-rate, first-class, superior, supreme, outstanding, remarkable, dazzling, marvellous, magnificent, wonderful, splendid, admirable, noteworthy, impressive, fine, exquisite, exceptional, glorious, sublime, perfect, of the first order, of the first waterView synonyms
- ‘Superb, just superb use of the server hardware image section.’
- ‘It's not a work you find programmed or recorded a lot, although it has attracted many superb pianists.’
- ‘The play is gripping, its cast superb and the setting a wonder of both simplicity and complication.’
- ‘Simply a fantastic and enthralling end to a superb album.’
- ‘The book is a superb introduction to a topic that's bound to attract increasing attention in the years to come.’
- ‘The acting is superb, the script a delight, and the direction far better than I would have given Burton credit for.’
- ‘But that's a minor complaint when the overall result is so full of delightful contrasts and superb songwriting.’
- ‘These interviews are superb, loaded with fascinating trivia and insights that are truly unique.’
- ‘Both the writing and the performances are superb.’
- ‘He was a superb teacher and a delightful human being.’
- ‘He is a superb ballet dancer, yet here attempts to combine his enchanting talent with modern Cuban movement.’
- ‘The cast, without exception, is superb, with Moore the pick of the bunch as the dutiful housewife.’
- ‘The Life of Billy Graham is a superb exploration into one of the nation's most recognizable names.’
- ‘I once gardened on a city terrace where my next door neighbour was a superb gardener by the name of Miss Jean Harvey.’
- ‘Despite this minor flaw, the audio presentation is superb and the packaging beautifully done.’
- ‘Walter Schreifels has once again made a superb album with a superb band.’
- ‘He is a truly superb sketch artist, deftly drawing faces for names in the minimum number of lines possible.’
- ‘Tamara is tall and beautiful and a superb horsewoman, so I felt kind of warm all over.’
- ‘The towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are full of romance, intriguing architecture and superb restaurants.’
- ‘For those in the know, this was a superb opportunity to see Adam Duritz and his Counting Crows ensemble up close and personal at a private gig, in London.’
- ‘Doyle also makes superb use of cryptic symbolism.’
- ‘The music takes the energy of punk into magnificently artful places, and the lyrics are often superb.’
2Impressively splendid.‘the Bey of Tunis was building himself a superb mausoleum’
magnificent, majestic, splendid, grand, impressive, imposing, awe-inspiring, breathtakingView synonyms
- ‘Impressions Games can be trusted to make the game look superb and with Zeus, they did just that.’
- ‘Renvyle House Hotel has an idyllic setting, with its own stretch of beach, superb grounds including a croquet lawn, and rambling but beautifully maintained gardens.’
- ‘Visually this is all superb and the sight of the Statue of Liberty getting frozen is chilling.’
- ‘The art of death has never been so compelling, so entertaining (and, at times, so hilarious) as in these superb north Italian monumental cemeteries.’
- ‘The game's graphics are stupendous, amazing, superb, and outstanding - choose your favorite.’
- ‘Based on the 18-year-old stage musical, The Phantom Of The Opera is a considerably flawed, yet visually superb, tale of beauty, beast and love.’
- ‘Süleyman adorned his empire with numerous superb buildings, most of them built by his great architect Sinan, who continued his work under Selim II and Murat III.’
- ‘It looks superb in High Definition with the rich colours of the African plains complementing the superb level of detail of the animals' faces and bodies.’
- ‘Painted by Lippo and not Simone, the Guidoriccio remains a superb work of art and a glorious monument to Siena's Golden Age.’
- ‘Technically it really is superb, with breathtaking landscape tableaux and settings, seamlessly meshing cyber-geography with the New Zealand locations.’
- ‘As Mandryka, the mysterious stranger, Thomas Hampson made a big impression in his Act I entrance, complete with a superb fur coat.’
- ‘With its bright interior, secure setting and superb location, this property should attract plenty of viewers.’
- ‘‘I am attracted to it because it is really beautiful, a superb piece of craftsmanship,’ she says.’
- 2.1 Used in names of birds with attractive or colourful plumage, e.g. superb lyrebird.
Mid 16th century (in superb (sense 2)): from Latin superbus ‘proud, magnificent’.
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