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English definition of “outstanding”

outstanding

adjective uk   /ˌaʊtˈstæn.dɪŋ/ us  

outstanding adjective (EXCELLENT)

B2 clearly very much better than what is usual: an outstanding performance/writer/novel/year It's an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Synonym
Extremely good

outstanding adjective (NOT FINISHED)

not yet paid, solved, or done: $450 million in outstanding debts There are still a couple of problems outstanding.Borrowing, lending and debt
outstandingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He was an outstandingly successful mayor from 1981 to 1984.Extremely good
(Definition of outstanding from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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