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outstanding

adjective out·stand·ing \at-ˈstan-diŋ, ˈat-ˌ\

: extremely good or excellent

: easy to notice especially because of being important or very good

: not yet paid

Full Definition of OUTSTANDING

1
:  standing out :  projecting
2
a :  unpaid <left several bills outstanding>
b :  continuing to exist :  unresolved <a long outstanding problem in astronomy>
c of securities :  publicly issued and sold
3
a :  standing out from a group :  conspicuous
b :  marked by eminence and distinction
out·stand·ing·ly \-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of OUTSTANDING

  1. Tonight we will honor the school's most outstanding students.
  2. You did an outstanding job on the project.
  3. the outstanding quality of your work
  4. a wine that is outstanding in quality
  5. As a president, he was outstanding in many ways.
  6. Her novels are outstanding for their complex characters and interesting plots.
  7. The painting is an outstanding example of the artist's style.
  8. Outstanding among the menu items were the tomato soup and the swordfish.
  9. She had several outstanding parking tickets in her car.
  10. He left a balance of 50 dollars outstanding on his account.

First Known Use of OUTSTANDING

1611

Related to OUTSTANDING

Synonyms
overdue, owed, owing, payable, unpaid, unsettled
Antonyms
cleared, liquidated, paid (off or up), repaid, settled
See Synonym Discussion at noticeable

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