standout

[stand-out]
noun
1.
something or someone, as a person, performance, etc., remarkably superior to others: Evans was a standout in the mixed doubles.
2.
someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions, opinions, desires, etc., of the majority.
adjective
3.
outstanding; superior.
Also, stand-out.


Origin:
1895–1900; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand out

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If done right, it could be a standout in the region.
Patty frightened nobody, but she'd been a standout athlete in high school and
  college and possessed a jock sort of fearlessness.
The toy is a standout for both rarity and excellent condition.
Apple was a standout in what has otherwise been a fairly lackluster earnings
  season.
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