Definition of superb adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//suːˈpɜːb//
, BrE//sjuːˈpɜːb//
; NAmE NAmE//suːˈpɜːrb//
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excellent; of very good quality a superb player The car's in superb condition. His performance was absolutely superb. You look superb. Synonymsexcellentoutstanding perfect superbThese words all describe something that is extremely good.excellent extremely good. Excellent is used especially about standards of service or of something that somebody has worked to produce:The rooms are excellent value at $20 a night. He speaks excellent English. Excellent is also used to show that you are very pleased about something or that you approve of something:You can all come? Excellent!outstanding extremely good. Outstanding is used especially about how well somebody does something or how good somebody is at something:an outstanding achievementperfect extremely good. Perfect is used especially about conditions or how suitable something is for a purpose:Conditions were perfect for walking. She came up with the perfect excuse.superb (informal) extremely good or impressive:The facilities at the hotel are superb.Patterns a(n) excellent/​outstanding/​perfect/​superb job/​performance a(n) excellent/​outstanding/​superb achievement really/​absolutely/​quite excellent/​outstanding/​perfect/​superb Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin superbus ‘proud, magnificent’.Extra examples She looked superb. The cuisine is absolutely superb. It was a superb goal, scored just seconds before half-time. The car’s in superb condition. The facilities at the hotel are quite superb. a country cottage in a superb location
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: superb