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.
Recent Examples of excellent from the Web
Sherrils intercepted Gators quarterback Malik Zaire shortly after, giving Missouri excellent field position for the second time in the half.
That’s a mouthful of a sentence — and an excellent one.
Good friends, excellent food and wine, fun games, and my homemade passion fruit martinis.
The friend on my right would make an excellent point about management skills and then the friend on my left would counter with a reason supporting the need for leadership skills.
Burbank received excellent efforts from Porras and junior running back Chaz Vang.
The new Boehner profile from Politico’s Tim Alberta provides an excellent portrait of the speaker’s career and the regrets that haunt him in retirement – plus, the photos of Boehner, smoking, ironing, and fixing his lawnmower are not to be missed.
Scott got excellent or good ratings from a majority of most every category.
That creates a particularly dark sky, excellent for watching shooting stars torch up the black screen above.
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Origin and Etymology of excellent
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SynonymsA-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful, out of this world, too much
Antonymsatrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
Related Wordsacceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
Near Antonymsbad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate
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