1. Excelling; surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good sense; superior; as, an excellent man, artist, citizen, husband, discourse, book, song, etc.; excellent breeding, principles, aims, action.
To love . . .
What I see excellent in good or fair. --Milton.
2. Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality; -- used with words of a bad significance. [Obs. or Ironical] “An excellent hypocrite.”
Their sorrows are most excellent. --Beau. & Fl.
Syn: -- Worthy; choice; prime; valuable; select; exquisite; transcendent; admirable; worthy.
Ex·cel·lent, adv. Excellently; eminently; exceedingly. [Obs.] “This comes off well and excellent.”
adj : of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the
school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"
[syn: first-class, fantabulous]