- The definition of par excellence is being the best.
An example of someone showing par excellence is an athlete with the highest records across the board.
in the greatest degree of excellence; beyond comparison; preeminent(ly)
Origin of par excellenceFrench literally , by the way of excellence
Being the best or truest of a kind; quintessential: a diplomat par excellence.
Origin of par excellenceFrench : par, by + excellence, preeminence.
- Being the best of its kind.
- Being a quintessential example of the kind in question.
- Usually used attributively after the noun it modifies.