Definition of outstandingly in English:



  • [usually as submodifier] Exceptionally.

    ‘outstandingly beautiful gardens’
    • ‘Seychelles is an outstandingly beautiful and isolated archipelago in the Indian Ocean.’
    • ‘I felt awkward but everybody was outstandingly welcoming.’
    • ‘Some of the 13 bunkers are in outstandingly beautiful spots, particularly the one at Hawkshead.’
    • ‘Yet she has shown at various Commonwealth Games that she has a fine temperament and might have acquitted herself outstandingly in Athens.’
    • ‘I came across fewer real turkeys than outstandingly good books, mainly because I tend not to dip into a novel unless I think I've got a good chance of liking it.’
    • ‘He or she will be chosen during auditions next month to find an outstandingly talented boy or girl aged eight to 11 who can either sing or play a musical instrument.’
    • ‘At 14, Mary was ambitious, intelligent and outstandingly pretty.’
    • ‘That means it must be fast, outstandingly agile, and truly exciting to drive.’
    • ‘Sometimes, the connection is outstandingly clear with beautiful high fidelity - much better than we can ever get on a regular phone.’
    • ‘I think it's outstandingly unreasonable of him to think that he should live half the week in your friend's house without making some effort to contribute to her costs.’
    • ‘Well, it might be very early (and bound to be followed by outstandingly bad weather in September), but I saw my first new buds on a tree today.’
    • ‘The key to the competition's popularity is most likely the outstandingly beautiful area in which it takes place.’
    • ‘It's a bit of a pathetic and off-the-point argument, when you set it against this fine speech from a woman whose views make outstandingly good sense.’
    • ‘The sweet potato was outstandingly successful in New Zealand soil and became their most valuable crop in the pre-European period.’
    • ‘The football sessions, especially those for the juniors, had been outstandingly successful and the chairman thanked the team coaches and leaders.’
    • ‘I expect him to play exactly the same way as he has always played for England, which is outstandingly well.’
    • ‘He trained himself to be an outstandingly good documentary photographer while working for the government during World War II.’
    • ‘The piece is outstandingly light and simple in texture, but yet extremely difficult technically.’
    • ‘I remember this as being an outstandingly scary film when I was a young boy (the bit where the vamps sweep down on the police man at the start of the film scared me witless).’
    • ‘But sometimes they must have been outstandingly well led.’
    very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely
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