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1‘he scored a superb goal’
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 water
informal great, fantastic, fabulous, stellar, terrific, super, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, awesome, amazeballs, ace, cool, A1, tip-top
British informal brilliant, brill, smashing, bosting
North American informal badass
US informal on fleek
2‘a superb diamond necklace’
magnificent, majestic, splendid, grand, impressive, imposing, awe-inspiring, breathtaking
gorgeous, choice, resplendent, stately
sumptuous, opulent, lavish, luxurious, deluxe
informal plush, ritzy
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