- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||of high quality; extremely good; superior.
I can recommend some excellent restaurants downtown.She's putting in a lot of thought and effort, and her school work is excellent as a result.
- classic, exceptional, fine, outstanding, select, splendid, super, superior, topnotch, tremendous
- average, awful, execrable, ghastly, inferior, mediocre, poor, sorry, terrible, third-rate, woeful, wretched
- similar words:
- ace, banner, beautiful, best, blue-ribbon, brave, bully, capital, choice, dandy, fabulous, fancy, fantastic, favorable, first-rate, great, magnificent, out of this world, prime, quality, royal, sterling, strong, sublime, superb, superlative, swell, terrific, top-drawer, wonderful
||better, consummate, good, laudable, mean, prize, 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-