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adjective ex·cel·lent \ˈek-s(ə-)lənt\

Definition of excellent

  1. 1 archaic :  superior

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

excellently

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Examples of excellent in a Sentence

  1. Her new movie has received excellent reviews.

  2. He is an excellent role model for young men everywhere.

  3. The car is in excellent condition.

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Origin and Etymology of excellent

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



EXCELLENT Defined for English Language Learners

excellent

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Definition of excellent for English Language Learners

  • : very good : extremely good


EXCELLENT Defined for Kids

excellent

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adjective ex·cel·lent \ˈek-sə-lənt\

Definition of excellent for Students

  1. :  very good of its kind excellent advice

excellently

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