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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

adverb

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.

Origin and Etymology of excellent

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


First Known Use: 14th century



EXCELLENT Defined for English Language Learners

excellent

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adjective ex·cel·lent \ˈek-s(ə-)lənt\

Definition of excellent for English Language Learners

  • : very good : extremely good


EXCELLENT Defined for Kids

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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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