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excellent

adjective uk   /ˈek.səl.ənt/ us  
A2 extremely good: The food was excellent. Her car is in excellent condition. The fall in interest rates is excellent news for borrowers. "Our sales are up for the third year in a row." "Excellent." (= I'm extremely pleased.)
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excellently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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Translations of “excellent”
in Korean 뛰어난…
in Arabic مُمْتاز…
in Portuguese excelente…
in Catalan excel·lent…
in Japanese すばらしい…
in Italian eccellente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 卓越的, 優秀的, 傑出的…
in Russian превосходный, отличный…
in Turkish çok iyi, mükemmel, yüksek düzeyde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卓越的, 优秀的, 杰出的…
in Polish doskonały…
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