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excellent

ex·cel·lent

excellent

 
pronunciation:
ek s lihnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: very good or much better than others.
He is doing well in math this year because he has an excellent teacher.
synonyms:
exceptional, fine, outstanding, splendid, super, superior, tremendous
antonyms:
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
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-