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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

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They've done a superb job. The performance was absolutely superb.
Recent Examples on the Web The consistency of the brass with respect to concentricity and case-to-case weight is superb and is part of the reason the rifle shoots so well. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "Building the Ultimate Open-Country Hunting Rifle," 14 Feb. 2020 All of this has produced a superb and touching book about the frailty of ties that hold together places and people. Matti Friedman, New York Times, "Meet the Levy Family. Their History Is Our History.," 19 Nov. 2019 Hinsdale Central finished in 12th place (352), and Lyons took 16th (378). Jack Ehlert (15th, 14:41.09) had a superb effort in his final race to pace the Lions. Bob Narang,, "Cross country state notes: Hinsdale Central girls, York boys claim 3rd at 3A meet," 10 Nov. 2019 With Everton leading, substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson made sure of the win in stoppage time by unleashing a superb bending effort from outside the penalty area that flew into the top corner and gave West Ham goalkeeper Roberto no chance., "6 of the Best Premier League Moments From the Action This Weekend," 21 Oct. 2019 But its recognition, which came without a Best Director nod, was still a tier below the biggest favorites of the night, including Joker, The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and 1917—movies, some of them superb, about men and violence. David Sims, The Atlantic, "It’s Time to Rethink What an ‘Oscar-Worthy’ Movie Looks Like," 14 Jan. 2020 Most importantly, though, the game lineup is superb and diverse. Valentina Palladino And Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: The best tech that will make your home an even better place," 6 Dec. 2019 Katie Kershaw is superb as Amanda, one of Hahn’s employees. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "In Mrs. Fletcher, Porn Is the Path to Self-Discovery," 28 Oct. 2019 His portrait of his sometimes skeptical and often deadpan wife is superb. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 87 Greatest Travel Books of All Time, According to Authors," 8 Jan. 2020

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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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27 Feb 2020

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“Superb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of superb

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


su·​perb | \ su̇-ˈpərb How to pronounce superb (audio) \

Kids Definition of superb

: outstandingly excellent, impressive, or beautiful

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