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See also: excel·lent
- Having excelled, having surpassed.
- Of higher or the highest quality; splendid.
- 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], , OCLC 2666860, page 0016:
- A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
- Exceptionally good of its kind.
- 2013 July-August, Catherine Clabby, “Focus on Everything”, in American Scientist:
- Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That’s because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field. A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that.
- Bill and Ted had an excellent adventure last week in preparation of their history exam.
- Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
of the highest quality
- (obsolete) Excellently.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:, New York Review Books 2001, p.287:
- Lucian, in his tract de Mercede conductis, hath excellent well deciphered such men's proceedings in his picture of Opulentia […].
|Inflection of excellent|
This adjective is generally placed before the noun it modifies.
See the etymology of the main entry.
- “excellent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).