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outstanding

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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈstandɪŋ
 
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Definition of outstanding in English:

adjective

1Exceptionally good: the team’s outstanding performance
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
excellent, marvellous, magnificent, superb, fine, wonderful, superlative, exceptional, formidable, first-class, first-rate, virtuoso, skilful, masterful, masterly
British informal brilliant, brill, bosting
North American informal neat, badass, boss
Australian informal bonzer
British informal , dated wizard, spiffing, ripping, topping, champion, capital, top-hole
North American informal , dated swell, keen
vulgar slang shit-hot
remarkable, extraordinary, exceptional, striking, eye-catching, vivid, arresting, impressive, distinctive, unforgettable, catchy, haunting, indelible, not/never to be forgotten, memorable, signal, special, momentous, monumental, significant, historic, notable, noteworthy, important, consequential, distinguished, pre-eminent, eminent, well known, famous, famed, celebrated, renowned, notorious, illustrious
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.
2Not yet paid, resolved, or dealt with: much of the work is still outstanding Julian’s outstanding debts
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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.
Synonyms
to be done, undone, not done, neglected, omitted, unattended to, unfinished, incomplete, left, remaining, pending, ongoing
unpaid, unsettled, owing, owed, to be paid, payable, receivable, due, overdue, undischarged, in arrears, in the red;
North American delinquent, past due

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