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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Other Words from excellent

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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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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The first known use of excellent was in the 14th century

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7 Jun 2021

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“Excellent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excellent. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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

Other Words from excellent

excellently adverb

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