outstanding

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: au̇t-ˈstan-diŋ, IPA: ˈau̇t-ˌstan-diŋ
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Adjective[change]

Positive
outstanding

Comparative
more outstanding

Superlative
most outstanding

  1. If something is outstanding, it stands out from the others, usually in a good way.
    Out of all the zoos I have been to, this one is outstanding!
  2. Something very good can be called outstanding.
    The speaker gave an outstanding presentation, and everyone stood to applaud him.
  3. If a problem is outstanding, it has not been fixed yet.
    The outstanding issue between Jane and Kim made the party awkward.
    While we know much about astronomy, there are still some outstanding problems.
  4. If a debt had not been paid, it is outstanding.
    He still owes me money from an outstanding debt from three years ago.

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