- The definition of excellent is someone or something as exceptional or of high quality.
An example of excellent is the taste of fine chocolate to a chocolate lover.
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- Obsolete excelling; surpassing
- outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin excellens, present participle of excellere, excel
- excellently adverb
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- Of the highest or finest quality; exceptionally good of its kind.
- Archaic Superior.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin excellēns, excellent-, present participle of excellere, to excel; see excel.
- exˈcel·lent·ly adverb