stand out


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(Entry 1 of 2)

to extend outward beyond a usual point
  • the relief figures stand out from the wall quite strikingly

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Synonyms & Antonyms of standout (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
  • several standouts from showbiz were at the gala

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2 something very good of its kind
  • his debut novel was a standout in an otherwise lackluster year

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The first known use of stand out was in the 14th century

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“Stand out.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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