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excellence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of excellence

  1. 1 exceptionally high quality <the annual awards honor excellence in children's literature> Synonyms choiceness, distinction, excellency, first-rateness, greatness, perfection, preeminence, primeness, superbness, superiority, supremacy Related Words faultlessness, flawlessness, impeccability, perfectness; goodness, value, worth; consequence, importance, notability Near Antonyms averageness, badness, crumminess, inferiority, mediocrity, ordinariness, worthlessness

  2. 2 a quality that gives something special worth <the particular excellence of down in clothing and sleeping bags is its lightness> Synonyms cardinal virtue, distinction, excellency, grace, merit, value, virtue Related Words advantage, edge, plus, superiority Near Antonyms blemish, defect, failing, fault, flaw; drawback, minus, negative Antonyms deficiency, demerit, disvalue





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