- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||very good or much better than others.
He is doing well in math this year because he has an excellent teacher.
- exceptional, fine, outstanding, splendid, super, superior, tremendous
- awful, inferior, poor, sorry, terrible
- similar words:
- ace, banner, best, capital, choice, dandy, fabulous, fancy, fantastic, favorable, first-rate, great, out of this world, prime, quality, sterling, superb, superlative, swell, terrific, wonderful
||better, good, sensational
The word excellent
contains the following part:
that means out, out of, away from
More about this word part:
The prefix ex-
was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit
. It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex-
assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-
, and es-
. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
- extr-, extra-, exter-