AskDefine | Define excellent

Dictionary Definition

excellent adj : of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind" [syn: first-class, fantabulous]

User Contributed Dictionary



From French excellent


  • (RP) /'ɛksələnt/


  1. Of the highest quality; splendid.
  2. Exceptionally good of its kind.

Derived terms




  1. Excellent; splendid.




  1. Excellent; splendid.

Extensive Definition

Excellent may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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