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3 definitions found for excellence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Excellence \Ex"cel*lence\, n. [F. excellence, L. excellentia.] 1. The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue. [1913 Webster] Consider first that great Or bright infers not excellence. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue. [1913 Webster] With every excellence refined. --Beattie. [1913 Webster] 3. A title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form excellency. [1913 Webster] I do greet your excellence With letters of commission from the king. --Shak. Syn: Superiority; pre["e]minence; perfection; worth; goodness; purity; greatness. [1913 Webster]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
excellence n 1: the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree 2: an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels; "a center of manufacturing excellence"; "the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine" [syn: excellence, excellency]From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
114 Moby Thesaurus words for "excellence": accomplishment, acquired taste, advantageousness, agreeableness, appreciation of excellence, arete, ascendancy, auspiciousness, beneficialness, benevolence, benignity, choiceness, civilized taste, civilizedness, class, cogency, consequence, conspicuousness, cultivated taste, cultivation, culture, daintiness, deanship, delicacy, desert, discrimination, distinction, elegance, elevation, eminence, exaltation, excellency, expedience, fairness, fastidiousness, favor, favorableness, fineness, finesse, first-rateness, good taste, goodliness, goodness, grace, gracefulness, gracility, graciosity, graciousness, grandeur, greatness, healthiness, helpfulness, high mightiness, importance, incomparability, inimitability, kindness, lead, loftiness, majority, mark, merit, niceness, nicety, nobility, notability, note, one-upmanship, outstandingness, perfection, pleasantness, polish, precedence, predominance, predomination, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency, prerogative, prestige, priority, privilege, profitableness, prominence, quality, refinement, rewardingness, right-of-way, seniority, significance, skill, skillfulness, sophistication, soundness, sublimity, subtlety, success, superbness, supereminence, superiority, supremacy, taste, tastefulness, transcendence, transcendency, usefulness, validity, value, virtue, virtuosity, virtuousness, wholeness, worth