adjective ex·cel·lent \ˈek-s(ə-)lənt\

: very good : extremely good

Full Definition of EXCELLENT

archaic :  superior
:  very good of its kind :  eminently good :  first-class
ex·cel·lent·ly adverb

Examples of EXCELLENT

  1. Her new movie has received excellent reviews.
  2. He is an excellent role model for young men everywhere.
  3. The car is in excellent condition.


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin excellent-, excellens, from present participle of excellere
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to EXCELLENT

A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful, out of this world, too much
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
EXCELLENT Defined for Kids


adjective ex·cel·lent \ˈek-sə-lənt\

Definition of EXCELLENT for Kids

:  very good of its kind <excellent advice>
ex·cel·lent·ly adverb


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