- Extremely good; outstanding: the lorry was in excellent condition their results are excellentMore example sentences
very good, superb, outstanding, magnificent, of high quality, of the highest quality, of the highest standard, exceptional, marvellous, wonderful, sublime, perfect, eminent, pre-eminent, matchless, peerless, supreme, first-rate, first-class, superior, superlative, splendid, admirable, worthy, sterling, fine• informal super, A1, ace, great, terrific, tremendous, fantastic, fab, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, top-notch, tip-top, class, awesome, magic, wicked, cool, out of this world, too good to be true, mind-blowingNorth American • informal , • dated swell• vulgar slang shit hot• rare applaudable
- 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 'outstanding' in either a good or bad way): from Old French, from Latin excellent- 'being pre-eminent', from excellere (see excel). The current appreciatory sense dates from the early 17th century.