SUPERBNESS

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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