excellent

adjective
ex·​cel·​lent | \ ˈek-s(ə-)lənt How to pronounce excellent (audio) \

Definition of excellent

1 : very good of its kind : eminently good : first-class
2 archaic : superior

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excellently adverb

Examples of excellent in a Sentence

Her new movie has received excellent reviews. He is an excellent role model for young men everywhere. The car is in excellent condition.
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Both of those engines are hooked to Ford's excellent ten-speed automatic, which was codeveloped with GM and is showing up in its vehicles, too. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Diesel Truck Battle (Non-HD): F-150 Diesel Vs. Nissan Titan XD," 25 Jan. 2019 Amid those duds, the album delivers four epic tracks, all excellent and all pushing past the 10-minute mark. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, "Deafheaven review: A duel between catharsis and melodrama on 'Ordinary Corrupt Human Love'," 13 July 2018 The result, while excellent on their own, became a jarring finish to what was otherwise an extraordinary French meal. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Atelier Crenn: SF’s newest 4-star restaurant," 29 June 2018 There will be over 100 brews for sale and plenty of food trucks on site, but the real draw here is the excellent (and free) live blues music featuring Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Tinsley Ellis and the Summit. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Top 5 events in Cincinnati this weekend," 21 June 2018 Richard's family and friends wish to thank the Hartford Hospital staff for their excellent and compassionate care. courant.com, "Richard F. Nolan," 16 June 2018 The Universal Postal Union is an excellent example. Greg Ip, WSJ, "Send Word: Trump Is Right to Fight Some Global Rules," 24 Oct. 2018 Kunan, 38, was a triathlete in excellent condition. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ex-SEAL Diver Dies in Thai Cave Rescue Attempt," 6 July 2018 Their dark, red flesh is excellent table fare whether sliced thinly and eaten raw with soy sauce and wasabi or cut into steaks and seared on the top and the bottom in a hot skillet, leaving the interior rare or medium rare. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Fishing for blackfin tunas? Here is a great and fun place in the Florida Keys to do that," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of excellent

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for excellent

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin excellent-, excellens, from present participle of excellere

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excellent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of excellent

: very good : extremely good

excellent

adjective
ex·​cel·​lent | \ ˈek-sə-lənt How to pronounce excellent (audio) \

Kids Definition of excellent

: very good of its kind excellent advice

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excellently adverb

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