Definition of CLASSIC

someone of such unequaled perfection as to deserve imitation <among women who have devoted themselves to a life of scientific inquiry, Marie Curie is one of the acknowledged classics>
something (as a work of art) that is a great achievement and often its creator's greatest achievement <the works of Michelangelo are regarded as classics of the sculptor's art>
Near Antonyms bomb, catastrophe, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, loser, turkey, washout
the most perfect type or example <his journey of discovery was a classic of arduous effort and fierce determination>

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