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outstanding

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of outstanding

  1. 1 not yet paid there are several outstanding bills left, but at least we paid the rest Synonyms of outstanding overdue, owed, owing, payable, unpaid, unsettled Words Related to outstanding due, mature Near Antonyms of outstanding prepaid Antonyms of outstanding cleared, liquidated, paid (off or up), repaid, settled

  2. 2 standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement the award goes to the most outstanding student in science Synonyms of outstanding astral, bright, distinguished, illustrious, luminous, noble, notable, noteworthy, eminent, preeminent, prestigious, redoubtable, signal, star, superiorWords Related to outstanding celebrated, exalted, famed, famous, glorious, honored, renowned, reputable; infamous, notorious; dominant, paramount, predominantNear Antonyms of outstanding insignificant, minor, unimportant; average, inferior, mediocre; obscure, uncelebrated, unsung

Synonym Discussion of outstanding

noticeable, remarkable, prominent, outstanding, conspicuous, salient, striking mean attracting notice or attention. noticeable applies to something unlikely to escape observation.
    • a piano recital with no noticeable errors
remarkable applies to something so extraordinary or exceptional as to invite comment.
    • a film of remarkable intelligence and wit
prominent applies to something commanding notice by standing out from its surroundings or background.
    • a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town
outstanding applies to something that rises above and excels others of the same kind.
    • honored for her outstanding contributions to science
conspicuous applies to something that is obvious and unavoidable to the sight or mind.
    • conspicuous bureaucratic waste
salient applies to something of significance that merits the attention given it.
    • the salient points of the speech
striking applies to something that impresses itself powerfully and deeply upon the observer's mind or vision.
    • the region's striking poverty


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