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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Argentina's most promising attack resulted in Lautaro Martinez hitting the crossbar on the volley, following excellent work from substitute Sergio Aguero, who chested the ball down and laid it off to the Inter striker. SI.com, "Copa America Roundup: Lionel Messi Rescues Point for Argentina as Albiceleste Continue to Disappoint," 20 June 2019 Everybody on Friends is excellent, everybody likes them. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "Adam Sandler Tells Jennifer Aniston to Make a Friends Reboot: 'For God's Sake, Make a Movie'," 19 June 2019 Confusing correlation and causation AI is excellent at finding correlations within data that are difficult for humans to detect, a skill that can be used to hone in on the causes of disease and help to develop more effective medicines. STAT, "What if AI in health care is the next asbestos?," 19 June 2019 The quality and speed of the cut in our tests was excellent. Popular Mechanics, "The 2019 Popular Mechanics Tool Awards," 14 June 2019 The blueberries, bananas, and pineapple were excellent. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Target’s same-day deliveries might break my Amazon Prime addiction," 14 June 2019 Five of the choices were excellent; my only disappointment was the somewhat bland, crispy eggplant stack. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "5 places to try: For pizza to pasta, pastries to pad Thai — and biscuits!," 13 June 2019 Not every production has arrived fully polished and firing on all cylinders, but many of them have been excellent. John Orr, The Mercury News, "Theater: The show that made James Corden a star," 13 June 2019 Giving Zhang one last chance to change her mind, Altman pointed out that her public defenders, Kristy Militello and Robert Adler, are good attorneys and had already done some excellent work on her behalf. Washington Post, "Accused Mar-a-Lago intruder allowed to be her own attorney," 12 June 2019

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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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