superb

[soo-purb, suh-]
adjective
1.
admirably fine or excellent; extremely good: a superb performance.
2.
sumptuous; rich; grand: superb jewels.
3.
of a proudly imposing appearance or kind; majestic: superb mountain vistas.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin superbus proud, superior, excellent, equivalent to super- super- + -bus adj. suffix (akin to be)

superbly, adverb
superbness, noun


2. elegant. See magnificent.
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superb (sʊˈpɜːb, sjʊ-)
 
adj
1.  surpassingly good; excellent: a superb actor
2.  majestic or imposing: a superb mansion
3.  magnificently rich; luxurious: the jubilee was celebrated with a superb banquet
 
[C16: from Old French superbe, from Latin superbus distinguished, from super above]
 
su'perbly
 
adv
 
su'perbness
 
n

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superb
1540s, "noble, magnificent" (of buildings, monuments, etc.), from L. superbus "grand, proud, sumptuous," from super "above, over" (see super-). The second element probably is from PIE base *bhe- "to be." General sense of "very fine" developed by 1729.
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Example sentences
We had a superb faculty and generally excellent access to them.
The play is well cast, the acting and singing superb.
Candidates must be innovative and creative, and must possess superb
  communications skills and a collegial leadership style.
The superb bird of paradise seems to throw its metallic voice, sending you off
  course.
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