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excellent

ex·cel·lent

excellent

 
 
pronunciation:
ek s lihnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
classic, exceptional, fine, outstanding, select, splendid, super, superior, topnotch, tremendous
antonyms:
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
derivation: excellently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word excellent contains the following part:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . 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-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-