Definition of excellent in English:
- 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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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.
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