Definition of outstanding in English:


Syllabification: out·stand·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈstandiNG


1Exceptionally good: the team’s outstanding performance
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  • Nepal is also, of course, a country of outstanding natural beauty.
  • I understood this land was an area of outstanding natural beauty.
  • The Lake District National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is protected for the benefit of the nation as a whole.
excellent, marvelous, magnificent, superb, fine, wonderful, superlative, exceptional, first-class, first-ratesmashing, brilliantremarkable, extraordinary, exceptional, striking, eye-catching, arresting, impressive, distinctive, unforgettable, memorable, special, momentous, significant, notable, noteworthy
informal out of this world
1.1Clearly noticeable: works of outstanding banality
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  • Lewis-Francis is the most obvious and outstanding product of his time.
  • Even allowing for this, he remains the outstanding figure of early English history.
2Remaining to be paid, done, or dealt with: there was a small charge outstanding how much work is still outstanding?
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  • It had no bank debt outstanding when the deal was signed late last week.
  • In most cases a judge will attempt to help both the borrower and the lender reach an agreement about how the outstanding debt can best be discharged.
  • The only circumstances in which they could call in all outstanding debts would be in the event of their own disbandment.
to be done, undone, unattended to, unfinished, incomplete, remaining, pending, ongoingunpaid, unsettled, owing, past due, owed, to be paid, payable, due, overdue, undischarged, delinquent

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