- Extremely good; outstanding: a 3-bedroom house in excellent condition their results are excellentMore example sentences
very good, superb, outstanding, exceptional, marvelous, wonderful, magnificent; preeminent, perfect, matchless, unbeatable, peerless, supreme, prime, first-rate, first-class, superlative, splendid, fine, beautiful, exemplary• informal A1, ace, great, terrific, tremendous, fantastic, fabulous, splendiferous, fab, top-notch, dandy, divine, blue-ribbon, blue-chip, bang-up, skookum, class, awesome, magic, wicked, mean, cool, out of this world, hunky-dory, A-OK, brilliant, killer
- In fairness, the pitch has seen some serious work on it and is in excellent condition.
- For man is made to the image of God, which condition is undoubtedly most excellent.
- He looks very strong in defence and should prove an excellent asset and the first class centre.
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- Overall it was a wonderful weekend of racing which was excellently organised and ran off by Sue Phelan and her team.
- The locations are excellently chosen if you are a typical ANC voter, I note.
- The themes which run through the comedy are excellently drawn out in a production which is both thought-provoking and entertaining.
late Middle English (in the general sense 'excelling, outstanding', referring to either a good or bad quality): from Old French, from Latin excellent 'being preeminent', from excellere (see excel). The current appreciatory sense dates from the early 17th century.