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Pronunciation:  'eksuluns

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  1. [n]  the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
  2. [n]  something in which something or some one excels; "the use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine"

EXCELLENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: admirability, admirableness, characteristic, civilisation, civilization, feature, grandness, impressiveness, magnificence, quality, refinement, wonderfulness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex"cel*lence\, n. [F. excellence, L. excellentia.]
1. The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good
   qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority
   in virtue.

         Consider first that great Or bright infers not
         excellence.                           --Milton.

2. An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one
   excels or is eminent; a virtue.

         With every excellence refined.        --Beattie.

3. A title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form

         I do greet your excellence With letters of
         commission from the king.             --Shak.

Syn: Superiority; pre["e]minence; perfection; worth;
     goodness; purity; greatness.

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