Examples of par excellence in a Sentence
sophisticated cuisine that is obviously the work of a chef par excellence
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This is pants-off, sitting-in-front-of-the-fan, double-fisting-with-a-glass-of-rosé dinner par excellence.
For institutional pre-Trump Republicans, Pelosi is perhaps the villainess par excellence, and cutting a deal with her is a Faustian bargain, only without the upfront benefits but all of the soul-selling.
The eldest son and presumptive heir to the Aga Khan, the immensely wealthy leader of the second-largest branch of Shia Islam, Aly was an international playboy par excellence.
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Origin and Etymology of par excellence
First Known Use: 1695See Words from the same year
par excellence Synonyms
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], excellent, 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
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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