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Definitions of outstanding

outstanding (ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ



  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


View thesaurus entry
= excellent, good, great, important, special, fine, noted, champion, celebrated, brilliant, impressive, superb, distinguished, well-known, prominent, superior, first-class, exceptional, notable, world-class, exquisite, admirable, eminent, exemplary, first-rate, stellar (informal), superlative, top-notch (informal), mean (slang), pre-eminent, meritorious, estimable, tiptop, A1 or A-one (informal), booshit (Australian) (slang), exo (Australian) (slang), sik (Australian) (slang), rad (informal), phat (slang), schmick (Australian) (informal), beaut (informal), barrie (Scottish) (slang), belting (British) (slang), pearler (Australian) (slang)
= 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



-stands -standing or -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: 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: بَارِزٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: excepcional
  • Chinese: 突出的
  • Croatian: izvrstan izvrsna, izvrsno
  • Czech: pozoruhodný
  • Danish: fremragende
  • Dutch: uitstekend
  • European Spanish: extraordinario extraordinariasobresaliente
  • Finnish: erinomainen
  • French: exceptionnel
  • German: hervorragend
  • Greek: διακεκριμένος διακεκριμένη
  • Italian: eccezionale
  • Japanese: 傑出した
  • Korean: 현저한
  • Norwegian: framragende
  • Polish: wyróżniający się wyróżniająca się
  • Portuguese: excecional
  • Romanian: remarcabil remarcabil, remarcabilă, remarcabili, remarcabile
  • Russian: выдающийся выдающаяся
  • Spanish: extraordinario extraordinaria
  • Swedish: utomordentlig utomordentligt
  • Thai: ที่ดีเยี่ยม
  • Turkish: mükemmel
  • Ukrainian: видатний
  • Vietnamese: 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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