possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good.
Archaic. extraordinary; superior.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin excellent- (stem of excellēns), present participle of excellere to excel; see -ent

excellently, adverb
superexcellent, adjective
superexcellently, adverb
unexcellent, adjective
unexcellently, adverb

1. worthy, estimable, choice, fine, first-rate, prime, admirable.

1. inferior.
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excellent (ˈɛksələnt)
exceptionally good; extremely meritorious; superior

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from O.Fr. excellent, from L. excellentem (nom. excellens), prp. of excellere (see excel).
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Example sentences
These hunters have excellent hearing and vision and prefer to hunt under the
  cover of night.
You must have had an excellent art teacher in school.
These birds are excellent flyers and can be seen swooping low over the water to
  dive in and catch fish.
He wrote only a few plays, but they are all excellent in their kind.
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