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OUTSTANDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does outstanding mean? 

OUTSTANDING (adjective)
  The adjective OUTSTANDING has 4 senses:

1. distinguished from others in excellence
2. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
3. owed as a debt
4. of major significance or importance

  Familiarity information: OUTSTANDING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OUTSTANDING (adjective)


Sense 1outstanding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distinguished from others in excellence

Context examples:

did outstanding work in human relations / an outstanding war record

Similar:

superior (of high or superior quality or performance)


Sense 2outstanding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

Synonyms:

prominent; salient; outstanding; striking; spectacular

Context examples:

an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom / a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book / salient traits / a spectacular rise in prices / a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center / a striking resemblance between parent and child

Similar:

conspicuous (obvious to the eye or mind)


Sense 3outstanding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Owed as a debt

Synonyms:

owing; undischarged; owed; outstanding

Context examples:

outstanding bills / the amount still owed / undischarged debts

Similar:

unpaid (not paid)


Sense 4outstanding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of major significance or importance

Synonyms:

great; outstanding

Context examples:

a great work of art / Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey

Similar:

important; of import (of great significance or value)


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