1. present participle of outstand#English|outstand


  1. Prominent or noticeable; standing out from others.
    Synonyms: eminent, noteworthy, Thesaurus:notable
  2. Exceptionally good; distinguished from others by its superiority.
    Synonyms: amazing, impressive, Thesaurus:awesome
    Antonyms: mediocre
  3. Projecting outwards.
    Synonyms: prominent, protuberant
  4. Unresolved; not settled or finished.
    Synonyms: unfinished, unsettled, wide open
  5. Owed as a debt.
    Synonyms: unpaid, unsettled
    • 1927-29, M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated 1940 by Mahadev Desai, Part I, Chapter xvi ↗:
      I kept account of every farthing I spent, and my expenses were carefully calculated. Every little item such as omnibus fares or postage or a couple of coppers spent on newspapers, would be entered, and the balance struck every evening before going to bed. That habit has stayed with me ever since, and I know that as a result, though I have had to handle public funds amounting to lakhs, I have succeeded in exercising strict economy in their disbursement, and instead of outstanding debts have had invariably a surplus balance in respect of all the movements I have led. Let every youth take a leaf out of my book and make it a point to account for everything that comes into and goes out of his pocket, and like me he is sure to be a gainer in the end.
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