Definition for EX'CEL-LENT


  1. Being of great virtue or worth; eminent or distinguished for what is amiable, valuable or laudable; as, an excellent man or citizen; an excellent judge or magistrate.
  2. Being of great value or use, applied to things; remarkable for good properties; as, excellent timber; an excellent farm; an excellent horse; excellent fruit.
  3. Distinguished for superior attainments; as, an excellent artist.
  4. Consummate; complete; in an ill sense. Elizabeth was an excellent hypocrite. Hume.

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