Definition of excellent in English:

excellent

adjective

  • Extremely good; outstanding.

    ‘a 3-bedroom house in excellent condition’
    ‘their results are excellent’
    • ‘Gilbert was an excellent mathematician and the author of a fine analysis textbook.’
    • ‘Followed by an excellent lunch, fine wine, more coffee and a Cuban cigar to finish off.’
    • ‘My favourite ever piece of digital art is an excellent example of this kind of sublime infinity.’
    • ‘We already have an excellent relationship with a supplier of a top class product.’
    • ‘A quite excellent place to eat and the perfect place to end a very busy and interesting day.’
    • ‘In fairness, the pitch has seen some serious work on it and is in excellent condition.’
    • ‘The nursing staff were excellent and kept us fully informed of our her condition.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A good strong powerful striker who is excellent in the air and has brilliant shooting.’
    • ‘The fireworks looked excellent from our vantage point in the Castle Terrace car park.’
    • ‘The schools have had outstanding test and exam results as well as the excellent reports.’
    • ‘For man is made to the image of God, which condition is undoubtedly most excellent.’
    • ‘He was an outstanding writer on his subject giving many excellent accounts of his work.’
    • ‘Jambolan juice is an excellent source of sherbets and syrups for making cool drinks.’
    • ‘From this starting point pure fear is an excellent motivator to maintain perfection.’
    • ‘It seems like an excellent idea and we'll be popping down to get a couple soon.’
    • ‘For those with lesser appetites, this would probably be an excellent value meal for two.’
    • ‘They keep an excellent pint, have a wicked sense of humour and Jimmy knows lots of rugby songs.’
    • ‘There was a cool, shaded garden and an excellent veranda from which to watch the street go by.’
    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, fine
    super, 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-blowing
    brilliant, brill, smashing, champion, bosting
    badass
    awesomesauce, on fleek
    beaut, bonzer
    spiffing, ripping, topping, top-hole, wizard, capital
    swell
    bosker
    shit hot
    applaudable
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exclamation

  • Used to indicate approval or pleasure.

    ‘“What a lovely idea! Excellent!”’

Origin

Late Middle English (in the general sense excelling, outstanding referring to either a good or bad quality): from Old French, from Latin excellent being preeminent from excellere (see excel). The current appreciatory sense dates from the early 17th century.

Pronunciation

excellent

/ˈeks(ə)lənt/