extremely good an excellent book/article excellent results/work The meal looked and tasted excellent. Both the food and the service were truly excellent. The performances of the cast are uniformly excellent throughout. She has done an excellent job of adapting the novel for the screen. It is an excellent example of how a farm can work in harmony with nature. The party provided an excellent opportunity to meet new people. The apartment is in excellent condition and is ready to move into. excellent at something He was great at sport and excellent at art. excellent at doing something Our staff are excellent at advising small businesses. excellent for something The experience was excellent for students” self-confidence. excellent for doing something Ferns are excellent for planting in shady parts of the garden. see also xlnt
Đang xem: Excellent at or excellent in
Synonyms excellent excellent outstandingperfectsuperbThese words all describe something that is extremely good. excellent extremely good. Excellent is used especially about standards of service or of something that somebody has worked to produce: The rooms are excellent value at $20 a night. • He speaks excellent English. Excellent is also used to show that you are very pleased about something or that you approve of something: You can all come? Excellent! outstanding extremely good. Outstanding is used especially about how well somebody does something or how good somebody is at something: an outstanding achievement perfect so good that it could not be better. Perfect is used especially about conditions or how suitable something is for a purpose: Conditions were perfect for walking. • She came up with the perfect excuse. superb (informal ) extremely good or impressive:The facilities at the hotel are superb. Patterns a(n) excellent/outstanding/perfect/superb job/performance a(n) excellent/outstanding/superb achievement really/absolutely/quite excellent/outstanding/perfect/superb
Extra Examples an excellent meal She speaks excellent French. At $400 the bike is excellent value. (informal) It was absolutely excellent. In an otherwise excellent issue, I found Creed”s article very unconvincing. The school is considered excellent. These potatoes are excellent for baking. You can get an excellent view of the town from the balcony.
Oxford Collocations Dictionary verbs appearbelook…adverb mostreallytruly…preposition atforSee full entry
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used to show that you are very pleased about something or that you approve of something You can all come? Excellent! it is excellent to do something It”s excellent to see so many people at today”s event!
Word Origin late Middle English (in the general sense ‘outstanding’ in either a good or bad way): from Old French, from Latin excellent- ‘being pre-eminent’, from excellere ‘surpass’, from ex- ‘out, beyond’ + celsus ‘lofty’. The current appreciatory sense dates from the early 17th cent.
See excellent in the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary See excellent in the Oxford Learner”s Dictionary of Academic English
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Nearby words excellence noun Excellency noun excellent adjective excellently adverb except preposition