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outstanding (ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ Pronunciation for outstanding



  1. superior; excellent; distinguished
  2. prominent, remarkable, or striking
  3. still in existence; unsettled, unpaid, or unresolved
  4. (of shares, bonds, etc) issued and sold
  5. projecting or jutting upwards or outwards

Derived Forms

ˌoutˈstandingly adverb


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= unpaid, remaining, due, owing, ongoing, pending, payable, unsettled, overdue, unresolved, uncollected, not discharged
= undone, left, not done, omitted, unfinished, incomplete, passed over, unfulfilled, not completed, unperformed, unattended to

outstand (ˌaʊtˈstænd Pronunciation for outstand



-stands, -standing, -stood
  1. (intransitive) to be outstanding or excel
  2. (intransitive) (nautical) to stand out to sea
  3. (transitive) (archaic) to last beyond

Translations for 'outstanding'

  • British English: outstandingPronunciation for outstanding If you describe a person or their work as outstanding, you think that they are remarkable and impressive....an outstanding athlete.ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: بَارِزٌPronunciation for بَارِزٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: excepcionalPronunciation for excepcional
  • Chinese: 突出的Pronunciation for 突出的
  • Croatian: izvrstanPronunciation for izvrstan izvrsna, izvrsno
  • Czech: pozoruhodnýPronunciation for pozoruhodný
  • Danish: fremragendePronunciation for fremragende
  • Dutch: uitstekendPronunciation for uitstekend
  • European Spanish: extraordinarioPronunciation for extraordinario extraordinariasobresaliente
  • Finnish: erinomainenPronunciation for erinomainen
  • French: exceptionnelPronunciation for exceptionnel
  • German: hervorragendPronunciation for hervorragend
  • Greek: διακεκριμένοςPronunciation for διακεκριμένος διακεκριμένη
  • Italian: eccezionalePronunciation for eccezionale
  • Japanese: 傑出したPronunciation for 傑出した
  • Korean: 현저한Pronunciation for 현저한
  • Norwegian: framragendePronunciation for framragende
  • Polish: wyróżniający sięPronunciation for wyróżniający się wyróżniająca się
  • Portuguese: excecionalPronunciation for excecional
  • Romanian: remarcabil remarcabil, remarcabilă, remarcabili, remarcabile
  • Russian: выдающийсяPronunciation for выдающийся выдающаяся
  • Spanish: extraordinarioPronunciation for extraordinario extraordinaria
  • Swedish: utomordentligPronunciation for utomordentlig utomordentligt
  • Thai: ที่ดีเยี่ยมPronunciation for ที่ดีเยี่ยม
  • Turkish: mükemmelPronunciation for mükemmel
  • Ukrainian: видатний
  • Vietnamese: nổi bậtPronunciation for nổi bật

Example Sentences Including 'outstanding'

A totally private and outstanding , recently renovated Grade II* listed manor house.
Country Life (2004)
Andy Caddick, quite rightly, was declared the man of the match for his outstanding first-innings bowling.
Irish Times (2002)
Besides Mrs Ryan, Mrs John D. Rockefeller was an outstanding benefactress.
Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)
Prior to Britton's strike, McLean, outstanding throughout, saw his header cannon back off the bar allowing the Queen's defence to clear.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
REBECCA Conway, said her grandmother, must have inherited her outstanding beauty from her father's side.
Martin, Joy The Image of Laura
These are centrally important issues and no doubt will receive attention in the outstanding reports on events at Allfirst.
Irish Times (2002)
These, together with his Adam's apple, were his most outstanding features, in the literal sense of the word.
Jane Asher LOSING IT (2002)
This would make the BT holding worth £1.3bn which is insignificant compared with its outstanding debts.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
You are both fine young novices, and your courage in facing the warrior-poet was outstanding.
Zindell, David The Broken God


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