superb

adjective
su·​perb | \ su̇-ˈpərb \

Definition of superb

: marked to the highest degree by grandeur, excellence, brilliance, or competence

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Other Words from superb

superbly adverb
superbness noun

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splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb mean extraordinarily or transcendently impressive. splendid implies outshining the usual or customary. the wedding was a splendid occasion resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor. resplendent in her jewelry gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color. a gorgeous red dress glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction. a glorious sunset sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension. a vision of sublime beauty superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree. her singing was superb

Examples of superb in a Sentence

They've done a superb job. The performance was absolutely superb.

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Fraser’s ear for the men’s banter is superb and frequently hilarious. James Holland, WSJ, "Five Best: James Holland on World War II Memoirs," 3 Jan. 2019 Make no mistake though, the quality is still superb, which stars like Margot Robbie, Kaia Gerber, and Meghan Markle can likely attest to. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Top 5 Favorite Jewelry Brands of All Time," 2 Jan. 2019 Abderrazak Khairi gave Morocco the lead in the 18th minute with a superb 25-yard strike. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Portugal vs Morocco - Recent Form, Predictions, Team News & More," 19 June 2018 The huge underground pool is superb, room service specializes in healthy options, and the on-site restaurant Indigo is seasonal and entirely gluten- and dairy-free. Julia Buckley, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Boutique Hotels in London," 27 Feb. 2018 The soundtrack is superb as well, accompanying a teenager's story with the kind of indie gems and rich guitar licks a stereotypical teenager would instantly find compelling. Julie Muncy, Ars Technica, "Life Is Strange 2, episode 1 review: New setting, same heart," 28 Sep. 2018 Colombia was superb in beating Poland in the second, deploying a pair of No. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "World Cup Round of 16 Power Rankings: Who Has Best Shot to Win it All?," 29 June 2018 Timber Creek junior Cole Nelson was superb down the stretch while striking out five batters in the seventh and eighth innings. J.c. Carnahan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Timber Creek holds off Oviedo in eight innings for baseball district title," 5 May 2018 In a superb setting designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kuma Kengo, masterpieces are shown in exhibitions, each with different themes. The Seattle Times, "From ancient to post-modern: Get art smart in Tokyo," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of superb

1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for superb

Latin superbus excellent, proud, from super above + -bus (akin to Old English bēon to be) — more at over, be

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The first known use of superb was in 1549

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superb

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of superb

: extremely good : excellent or brilliant in a very noticeable way

superb

adjective
su·​perb | \ su̇-ˈpərb \

Kids Definition of superb

: outstandingly excellent, impressive, or beautiful

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