excellent

adjective
ex·cel·lent | \ ˈek-s(ə-)lənt \

Definition of excellent 

1 archaic : superior

2 : very good of its kind : eminently good : first-class

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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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Root: Boasting the Gaslamp Quarter’s only rooftop restaurant and bar, Rustic Root has delicious food, excellent service and one of the best views in all of downtown. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Best places to grab a bite near this year's Con," 12 July 2018 As the statistics have proved, Firmino is also an excellent team player, frequently making tackles and tracking back to help his side. SI.com, "VIDEO: Liverpool Fans Come up With Hilarious New Chant in Honour of Brazil World Cup Star," 9 July 2018 Many restaurants that put suggested gratuities on customer checks don’t even list 15 percent any more, and some (especially in big cities such as New York) actually go so far as to suggest a 30 percent tip for excellent service. Lisa Cianci, OrlandoSentinel.com, "How much should I tip? 30% is new norm, some say," 19 June 2018 This world-class resort exceeded all expectations, with its gorgeous private white sand beaches, views of the surrounding valley, and commitment to excellent service. Jessi Walker, Marie Claire, "Weekend Travel Guide to Saint Lucia," 11 June 2018 Cooking a large piece of meat is an excellent form of self-care for any omnivore, something to cook as a way to celebrate and find strength in your aloneness. Alison Roman, The Cut, "Forget Engagement Chicken. Meet Breakup Steak.," 6 June 2018 For us, we are very inspired by those that have gone before us and encouraged by people that are able to love family well and be excellent entrepreneurs. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Meet Brett & Kara Phillips, HGTV's Next Chip & Joanna Gaines," 13 July 2018 And though, sure, some of them are totally bogus (lookin’ at you, toothpaste spot treatments), others are really, truly excellent, as one acne-prone Reddit user discovered after slathering rosehip oil over her face to treat her zits. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Rosehip Oil Got Rid of This Woman's Acne in Only 3 Weeks," 9 July 2018 Shakoor obliges them with burgers and other fusion food like a quesadilla with lamb, in addition to excellent, juicy grilled chicken with rice, gyros and fresh from-scratch falafel fried to order. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Halal cuisine has blossomed around Sacramento. Here's a rundown of places to check out," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of excellent

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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 \

Kids Definition of excellent

: very good of its kind excellent advice

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excellently adverb

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