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Definitions of outstanding

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'

REBECCA Conway, said her grandmother, must have inherited her outstanding beauty from her father's side.
Martin, Joy The Image of Laura
These, together with his Adam's apple, were his most outstanding features, in the literal sense of the word.
Jane Asher LOSING IT (2002)
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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