(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. first-class, first-rate, outstanding, exceptional, very good, superb, superior, premium, choice, first, best, top, choicest, prime, select, exquisite, fine, very fine, deSirable, admirable, magnificent, wonderful, extraordinary, remarkable, distinctive, attractive, great, highest, world-class, champion, prize, striking, capital, accomplished, supreme, estimable, distinguished, enticing, unique, custom-made, hand-picked, the best obtainable, high-grade, high-quality, finest, superfine, incomparable, transcendent, priceless, rare, peerless, matchless, invaluable, skillful, excelling, superlative, worthy, sterling, refined, well-done, foremost, to be deSired, exemplary, praiseworthy, commendable, masterful, masterly, competent, skilled, paramount, notable, above par, terrific*, sensational*, marvelous*, splendid*, divine*, heavenly*, sublime*, smashing*, super*, cool*, all right*, crackerjack*, sharp*, keen*, neat*, groovy*, boss*, bully*, dandy*, jim-dandy*, A-one*, grade A*, A-OK*, ace-high*, classy*, top-notch*, tops*, tiptop*, top-flight*, blue-chip*, crack*, frontline*, out of this world*, out of sight*, a jump ahead*, in a class by itself*, as good as they get*, to die for*, dynamite*, hot*, bad*.
Ant. poor*, inferior, imperfect.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
superior, great, supreme, superlative, fine, exceptional, first-rate, peerless, world-class, capital, *premium, champion, superb, *top-drawer, transcendent, *tops, outstanding, *bang-up, *bad, *A-1, awesome, super, *bitchin', brilliant, *spot-on. *def.
ANT.: inferior, poor, mediocre, *crappy
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Exceptionally good of its kind: ace, banner, blue-ribbon, brag, capital, champion, fine1, first-class, first-rate, prime, quality, splendid, superb, superior, terrific, tiptop, top. Informal: A-one, bully, dandy, great, swell, topflight, top-notch. Slang: boss. Chiefly British: tophole. See GOOD.

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