excellent (comparative excellenter, superlative excellentest)
- Having excelled, having surpassed.
- Of higher or the highest quality; splendid.
- 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546 ↗; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], , OCLC 2666860 ↗, page 0016 ↗:
- A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
- Exceptionally good of its kind.
- Bill and Ted had an excellent adventure last week in preparation of their history exam.
- Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
- an excellent hypocrite
- 1616–1618, John Fletcher; Philip Massinger; Nathan Field, “The Queene of Corinth”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: Printed for Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972 ↗, Act 2, scene 3:
- Their sorrows are most excellent.
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- French: excellent
- German: ausgezeichnet, hervorragend, großartig
- Italian: eccellente
- Portuguese: excelente
- Russian: отли́чный
- Spanish: excelente, sobresaliente, prominente, excelso
- (obsolete) Excellently.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, New York Review Books 2001, p.287:
- Lucian, in his tract de Mercede conductis, hath excellent well deciphered such men's proceedings in his picture of Opulentia […].