EXCELLENT  優秀

FEATURE PREFERRED to OTHERS BECAUSE of certain ACTS, ABLE:abilities OR FEATURES. [NOTE THAT FEATURES CAN HAVE SECOND ORDER FEATURES...]
VERY GOODSUPERBOUTSTANDINGEXCEPTIONALMARVELOUSWONDERFULMAGNIFICENTPREEMINENTPERFECTMATCHLESSUNBEATABLEPEERLESSSUPREMEPRIMEFIRST-RATEFIRST-CLASSSUPERLATIVESPLENDIDFINEBEAUTIFULEXEMPLARYINFORMAL A1ACEGREATTERRIFICTREMENDOUSFANTASTICFABULOUSSPLENDIFEROUSFABTOP-NOTCHDANDYDIVINEBLUE-RIBBONBLUE-CHIPBANG-UPSKOOKUMCLASSAWESOMEMAGICWICKEDMEANCOOLOUT OF THIS WORLDHUNKY-DORYA-OKBRILLIANTKILLER
Antonym

BADThe FEATURE of being NOT EXCELLENT OR GOOD.ORDINARYCOMMON AND INFERIOR to what is EXCELLENT.

Hypernym

FEATUREABSTRACT OBJECT a THING is SAID to BE OR to HAVE. -> OBJECT[NO HYPERNYM.] WHAT one CAN NAME:refer to. -> PRIME -> N/A

See also

VIRTUEEXCELLENCE of CHARACTER IN a PERSON.SKILLFULABLE to ACT:do something BECAUSE one has LEARNT DEFINED METHODS.HEROADMIRED PERSON of INTENSELY EXCELLENT TALENT AND EXCELLENT REPUTATION EVERYWHERE.SAVOURYEXCELLENT to SAVOUR.

Hyponym
  • APPROPRIATE EXCELLENT in a DEFINED SITUATION OR FOR a DEFINED NEED.
    • CORRECT APPROPRIATE so as to FIT the FACTS or the PRINCIPLES PERFECTLY.
      • DESERVE Be APPROPRIATE:fitting to RECEIVE a certain PROFIT, DAMAGE:harm, REWARD, OR PUNISHMENT.
        • RIGHT What one DESERVES AND CAN DEMAND BECAUSE of LAW OR JUSTICE.
      • IMPORTANT APPROPRIATE to CAUSE ATTENTION OR RESPECT.
        • NOBLE IMPORTANT BECAUSE of RANK OR MORAL WISDOM....
        • URGENT IMPORTANT AND NEEDING QUICK REACTION.
        • GENUINE IMPORTANT AND NOT FAKED.
        • STATUS ROLE in a GROUP OR in a SOCIETY.
        • EXISTENTIAL Be IN-RELATION-TO IMPORTANT PROBLEMS OF LIFE AND DEATH.
        • INTERESTING IMPORTANT so as to CAUSE one to DESIRE to KNOW OR SEE MORE of it.
        • SUMMARY INTERESTING OR IMPORTANT PARTS of a COMPLEX ACCUMULATION OF SENTENCES.
      • SHOULD Be APPROPRIATE for a HUMAN to ACT:do something DEFINITE.
        • RESPONSIBILITY ENDURING SHOULD:obligation TO ACT CONFORMING to certain RULES.
        • OWE SHOULD:to have an obligation to PAY someone MONEY.
      • SHOULD NOT APPROPRIATENESS for someone NOT to ACT in a certain way.
        • CONVENIENT APPROPRIATE FOR DEFINED DESIRES OR NEEDS.
          • ORDERLY APPROPRIATE as to how the MANY PARTS of something SHOULD BE.
            • PEACEFUL DELIGHTFUL BECAUSE ORDERLY AND LACKING CHAOS....
            • ODERLY-CAUS CAUSE TO BECOME ORDERLY
          • FIT APPROPRIATE TO BE-IN A CERTAIN PLACE OR SITUATION
          • BEAUTIFUL EXCELLENT in APPEARANCE.
            • EMBELLISH CAUSE-TO BECOME MORE BEAUTIFUL.
              • MAKE-UP EMBELLISH ONE'S FACE AND CLOTHES FOR A LIMITED PERIOD.
            • SEXY BEAUTIFUL so as to CAUSE OTHERS TO TEND to DESIRE to COPULATE WITH ONE.
              • KITSCH SENTIMENTALLY BEAUTIFUL AND VULGAR.
                • CHARISMA BEAUTY OF MIND AND FEELING.
                • GOOD EXCELLENT in VIRTUE OR in IMPORTANT SKILL.
                  • DECENT GOOD so as to CONFORM to CUSTOMS in a GROUP.
                  • IMPROVE CAUSE TO BECOME MORE GOOD.
                    • INNOCENT LACK GUILT.
                      • LUCK GOOD BECAUSE IT CAUSES CONTINGENT PROFIT.
                      • ACCEPTABLE ALMOST GOOD, NOT DIFFERING MUCH FROM GOOD.
                        • PROFIT Something GOOD that IS USEFUL TO THE ONE WHO HAS IT.
                          • INTERESTS JUSTLY OR NATURALLY DESIRED PROFIT.
                      • PERFECT COMPLETELY AND INTENSELY EXCELLENT.
                        • WHOLE PERFECT so as to LACK NONE OF ITS PARTS.
                          • SYSTEM TRANSPARENTLY OR EXPLICITLY ORDERED COMPLEX WHOLE....
                      • PURE EXCELLENT BECAUSE LACKING DIFFERENT SUBSTANCES.
                        • SAVOURY EXCELLENT to SAVOUR.
                          • SUPERIOR MORE EXCELLENT OR MORE NOBLE than ANOTHER BY NATURE.
                            • VIRTUE EXCELLENCE of CHARACTER IN a PERSON.
                              • BENEVOLENCE VIRTUE in the form of an ENDURING LOVE for OTHERS AND a DESIRE to HELP OTHERS.
                                • GENTLE BENEVOLENT AND INTENSELY NOT VIOLENT.
                              • COURAGE VIRTUE OR ATTITUDE of DARING to ACT:carry-out DANGEROUS BUT NECESSARY ACTS.
                                • RECTITUDE VIRTUE which consists in an ENDURING DESIRE to ACT CONFORMING to what is APPROPRIATE.
                                  • JUSTICE VIRTUE of MORAL APPROPRIATENESS, AND CONFORMITY to the LAW.
                                    • FAITHFUL VIRTUE of NOT LYING AND BEING DILIGENT in EXHAUSTING one's STRENGTH DOING WHAT one has PROMISED.
                                      • MORALITY VIRTUE of REFLECTING SYSTEMATICALLY on WHAT IS GOOD ACT:act AND a GOOD LIFE.
                                        • HUMILITY VIRTUE which consists in a NATURAL MORALLY GOOD FEELING that one is HUMBLE IN-RELATION-TO OTHER HUMANS AND IN-RELATION-TO DEITIES.
                                          • RIGHTEOUSNESS VIRTUE of DESIRING to ACT:do ENDURINGLY what is APPROPRIATE.
                                          • USEFUL EXCELLENT FOR USE.
                                            • SURPASS Be MORE EXCELLENT OR STRONG IN-RELATION-TO ANOTHER IN ACTION.
                                              • SUBLIME INTENSELY EXCELLENT AND DEEP:profound.
                                                Old Chinese Criteria

                                                1. The standard current general word for anything or anyone who naturally meets certain generally accepted high standards of excellence is liáng 良 (ant. liè 劣 "inferior").

                                                2. Shàn 善 (ant. zhuó 拙 "inept"), when the word does not mean moral goodness, but is close in meaning to liáng 良, refers to an acquired specific skill or propensity for certain forms of action.

                                                3. Jīng 精 (of general application) (ant. cū 粗 "of only rough quality") and ruì 銳 (typically applied to military prowess) (ant. dùn 鈍 "of lesser quality") refer to above-average performance without suggestion individual excellence.

                                                4. Yōu 優 (ant. liè 劣 "inferior") and cháng 長 (ant. duǎn 短 "of lesser quality") refers to a distinct advantage in excellence compared with some reference group or some point of reference.

                                                5. Gōng 工 (ant. yú 寙 "fumbling, inept") is to be specialised in something concrete or even professional in an area, typically a craft.

                                                6. Jiā 佳 (ant. xià 下 "inferior in quality") implies manifestly recognised striking excellence regarding such qualities such as beauty or moral cultivation.

                                                7. Měi 美 (ant. è 惡 "of bad quality") when it does not have its standard meaning "beauty" indicates striking or admirable high quality of anything concrete or abstract.

                                                8. Jiā 嘉 (ant. yōng 庸 "mediocre") refers to manifestly recognised striking excellence, typically of an abstract kind.

                                                9. Zhǐ 旨 (ant. báo 薄 "of slight quality") refers specifically to excellence in the quality of wine, and sometimes to other foodstuffs.

                                                10. Jùn 駿 (ant. nú 駑 "miserable hag") refers specifically to excellence in horses, and by extension occasionally serves as metaphoric for outstanding personalities.

                                                Modern Chinese Criteria

                                                優秀

                                                超卓 "sublime"

                                                精美

                                                精粹

                                                精練

                                                優質

                                                上好

                                                上上

                                                最上

                                                理想

                                                優良

                                                精良

                                                優異

                                                精彩

                                                出色

                                                絕妙

                                                響當當

                                                盡如人意

                                                完美無缺

                                                盡善盡美

                                                十全十美

                                                白璧無瑕

                                                妙不可言

                                                名不虛傳

                                                有目共睹

                                                有目共賞

                                                有口皆碑

                                                口碑載道

                                                膾炙人口

                                                交口稱譽

                                                了不起

                                                響當當 refers to something resoundingly and manifestly outstanding.

                                                呱呱叫

                                                頂呱呱

                                                可觀

                                                不錯

                                                夠味兒

                                                要得

                                                光宗耀祖 "excel so as to bring honour to one's ancestors"

                                                rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

                                                • De differentiis ( DIFFERENTIAE I) p. 44

                                                  LAUDABILIS, LAUDANDUS

                                                  325. Inter Laudabilem et laudandum. Laudabilis est qui laudari potest, laudandus qui laudari debet.

                                                • Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien ( DOEDERLEIN 1840) p.

                                                  EXCELLENT

                                                  eminens, praeclarus and praestans all refer neutrally and objectively to any kind of superiority or excellence.

                                                  egregius adds to the notion of superiority a general element of enthusiasm on the part of the speaker, like glorious.

                                                  eximius adds to the notion of superiority the subjective element of admiration, like the English "excellent", and is prototypically positive.

                                                  insignis refers to outstandingness neutrally, both in negative and in positive senses.

                                                  singularis refers neutrally to outstandingness, and it emphasises uniqueness.

                                                • The Fragility of Goodness ( NUSSBAUM 1996) p. 6

                                                • Using Chinese Synonyms ( GRACE ZHANG 2010) p. 344

                                                Attributions by syntactic funtion

                                                • vadN : 111
                                                • vi : 74
                                                • vt+V[0] : 33
                                                • v[adN] : 30
                                                • vtoN : 21
                                                • VPi : 19
                                                • vt+prep+N : 13
                                                • nab : 12
                                                • nadN : 10
                                                • VPadN : 9
                                                • n : 9
                                                • vtoV : 6
                                                • vi(0) : 6
                                                • vadV : 6
                                                • vt+prep+Nab : 3
                                                • NPadN : 3
                                                • VP[adN] : 2
                                                • vpostadV : 1
                                                • vi prep N : 1
                                                • VP[adNab] : 1
                                                • NPab : 1
                                                • nab(.post-N) : 1
                                                • NP : 1
                                                • NPab{N1=N2} : 1
                                                • VPt+prep+N : 1
                                                • NPab{Nab1&Nab2} : 1
                                                • VPpostadV : 1

                                                Attributions by text

                                                • 說苑 : 35
                                                • 論衡 : 31
                                                • 呂氏春秋 : 25
                                                • 管子 : 24
                                                • 荀子 : 23
                                                • 百喻經 : 23
                                                • 孟子 : 18
                                                • 賢愚經 : 17
                                                • 陸機集十一卷 : 13
                                                • 史記 : 13
                                                • 莊子 : 12
                                                • 戰國策 : 12
                                                • 法言 : 10
                                                • 祖堂集 : 10
                                                • 楚辭 : 10
                                                • 禮記 : 9
                                                • 韓詩外傳 : 9
                                                • 毛詩 : 9
                                                • 法句經 : 8
                                                • 阮籍集四卷 : 7
                                                • 尚書 : 6
                                                • 妙法蓮華經 : 5
                                                • 五行 : 5
                                                • 孝經 : 4
                                                • 老子 : 4
                                                • 法集要頌經 : 4
                                                • 韓非子 : 3
                                                • 墨子 : 3
                                                • 晏子春秋 : 3
                                                • 典論一卷 : 3
                                                • 淮南子 : 3
                                                • 臨濟錄 : 3
                                                • 太平經 : 2
                                                • 新論-漢-桓譚 : 2
                                                • 六祖壇經 : 2
                                                • 景德傳燈錄 : 1
                                                • 公孫龍子 : 1
                                                • 記纂淵海 : 1
                                                • 文子 : 1
                                                • 忠經 : 1
                                                • 長短經 : 1
                                                • 鹽鐵論 : 1

                                                Words

                                                   shàn OC: ɡjenʔ MC: dʑiɛn 92 Attributions

                                                Shàn 善 (ant. zhuó 拙 "inept"), when the word does not mean moral goodness, but is close in meaning to liáng 良, refers to an acquired specific skill or propensity for certain forms of action.

                                                • nsubjectsomething excellent
                                                • nabfeatureexcellence, special strong features (always stable or permanent features)
                                                • v[adN]N=humanthose who are capable and competent; those who are excellent; those who are more distinguished/of greater excellence
                                                • vadNoutstanding, excellent (e.g. a tune); proficient; of superior quality (clothes)
                                                • vadVexpertly; nicely
                                                • vi(0)gradedThis is excellent. 甚善
                                                • vigradedbe impressive, be excellent; be the best; be good 甚善
                                                • vt+prep+Nbe better than N
                                                • vt+prep+Nabbe good at Nab-ing.
                                                • vt+V[0]excel at, excel in V-ing; be good at V-ing
                                                • vt+V[0]actbe so good as to V, be good in Ving
                                                • vtoNbe good at, excel at N
                                                • vtoNputativeconsider as good, approve of
                                                • vtoNemotionallike, appreciate the high quality of; show a liking for
                                                • DELETEN=nonhugood person; excellent person
                                                • vtoVbe good at V-ing
                                                • v[adN]N=featurepoints of excellence; excellent features
                                                • nab(.post-N)the excellence of the contextually determinate N
                                                   liáng OC: ɡ-raŋ MC: li̯ɐŋ 39 Attributions

                                                The standard current general word for anything or anyone who naturally meets certain generally accepted high standards of excellence is liáng 良 (ant. liè 劣 "inferior").

                                                • nsubj=nonhumanwhat is excellent and conducive to one's purposes
                                                • nabstativeexcellence; excellent quality (e.g. of horses)
                                                • v[adN]nonreferentialperson of excellent quality, fine person
                                                • vadNfine; competent; efficient; excellent; preferred
                                                • vadVin an excellent manner
                                                • vibe excellent; (of persons) be competent and efficient; be really good; be good and productive (of fields); (of medicines) be effective
                                                • viactshow excellence, do one's best
                                                • vt+prep+Nexcel at
                                                • vtoNcausativemake excellent
                                                • v(adN)excellent ones of the contextually determinate kind
                                                • vadNfigurativeexcellent
                                                • v[adN]definiteexcellent person; excellent persons; the most excellent man (of a place)
                                                • vtoNputativeconsider as excellent
                                                • vadNnon-restrictiveexcellent
                                                   měi OC: mriʔ MC: mi 20 Attributions

                                                Měi 美 (ant. è 惡 "of bad quality") when it does not have its standard meaning "beauty" indicates striking or admirable high quality of anything concrete or abstract.

                                                • nabfeatureexcellence; strong points
                                                • vadNcommendable, excellent; of high quality, in excellent condition
                                                • vibe of excellent quality (as of soil etc)
                                                • vtoNcausativeensure the excellence of; make (morally or aesthetically) excellent
                                                • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to be excellent and admirable
                                                • vadVin an excellent way; properly as one should for appearance's sake
                                                • v[adN]what is excellent and admirable
                                                • vpostadVin a wonderful way; in an admirable way; in an excellent way
                                                   miào OC: mews MC: miɛu 17 Attributions
                                                • vadNexcellent; superb; Buddh: wonderful
                                                • vadNapparentapparently marvellous
                                                • vigradedbe outstanding
                                                • nabfeatureexquisite points of excellence
                                                   jiā OC: kraal MC: kɣɛ 13 Attributions

                                                Jiā 嘉 (ant. yōng 庸 "mediocre") refers to manifestly recognised striking excellence, typically of an abstract kind.

                                                • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are praisworthy; those who are distinguished
                                                • vadNpraiseworthy; fine; distinguished
                                                • viOBI: be be praiseworthy, be exquisite; be distinguished
                                                • vtoNputativeesteem highly; experience as exquisite, find exquisiste; appreciate as exquisite
                                                   xiù OC: slus MC: sɨu 12 Attributions
                                                • vadNoutstanding 秀士
                                                • vibe scintillating, brilliant; be exquisite, fine
                                                精 / 菁   jīng OC: tseŋ MC: tsiɛŋ jīng OC: tseŋ MC: tsiɛŋ 12 Attributions

                                                Jīng 精 (of general application) (ant. cū 粗 "of only rough quality") and ruì 銳(typically applied to military prowess) (ant. dùn 鈍 "of lesser quality") refer to above-average performance without suggestion individual excellence. Jīng 精 (of general application) (ant. cū 粗 "of only rough quality") and ruì 銳(typically applied to military prowess) (ant. dùn 鈍 "of lesser quality") refer to above-average performance without suggestion individual excellence.

                                                • vadNrefined, choice, selected, subtle; morally exquisite
                                                • vibe of exquisite quality, of choice quality
                                                • nabexquisite parts; exquisite essence
                                                • nsubjectsomething excellent (e.g. an excellent subtle proposal)
                                                • vt+prep+Nbe very good at, have excellent talents for
                                                • vtoNrefine so as to make subtly efficient; be refined in one's attitude towards
                                                • vtoNderivedexpress with exquisite finesse
                                                   néng OC: nɯɯŋ MC: nəŋ 11 Attributions
                                                • v[adN]nonreferentialthe capable, the mighty, 尊賢使能
                                                • vt+V[0]have a good ability to (close to 善 "excel at" in meaning)
                                                • vtoNhave a good capacity for dealing with
                                                • vt[+V[0]]be capable, have excellent talents
                                                • vadNcapable, competent
                                                   xián OC: ɡiin MC: ɦen 11 Attributions
                                                • nabpsychmoral excellence
                                                • vadNexcellent
                                                • vadNN=actworthy, commendable
                                                • vibe excellent
                                                • vigradedto be preferable; to be superior
                                                • vt+prep+Ngradedbe more excellent/outstanding than; outshine
                                                • v[adN]pluralmen of excellent character; worthies
                                                   shàng OC: ɡljaŋs MC: dʑi̯ɐŋ 10 Attributions
                                                • nadNof higher quality, of superior quality; best
                                                • vibe best
                                                • vadVat best, in the best case
                                                   cháng OC: ɡrlaŋ MC: ɖi̯ɐŋ 10 Attributions

                                                Yōu 優 (ant. liè 劣 "inferior") and cháng 長 (ant. duǎn 短 "of lesser quality") refers to a distinct advantage in excellence compared with some reference group or some point of reference.

                                                • nthe superior of the kind; the relatively superior thing; the superior aspects; strong points
                                                • vibe superior
                                                • vigradedto be more excellent (than somebody else); to excel over (somebody else); be superior when relevantly compared
                                                • vtoNexcel in, be particularly good at
                                                • vi prep Ngradedbetter than N
                                                • v[adN]pluralexcellent points
                                                    OC:  MC:  9 Attributions
                                                • nabfeatureremarkable qualities
                                                • v[adN]unique person
                                                • vadNremarkable; surprising, unique, singular; unorthodox; irregular
                                                • vtoNputativefind remarkable; find remarkably promising
                                                   yì OC: p-lɯɡs MC: jɨ 7 Attributions
                                                • v[adN]subjectwhat is extraordinary and excellent, what is original and excellent
                                                • vadNremarkable, outstanding, distinguished
                                                • viremarkable
                                                • vtoNconsider as remarkable
                                                   ruì OC: lods MC: jiɛi 6 Attributions

                                                Jīng 精 (of general application) (ant. cū 粗 "of only rough quality") and ruì 銳(typically applied to military prowess) (ant. dùn 鈍 "of lesser quality") refer to above-average performance without suggestion individual excellence.

                                                • v[adN]N=humthe excellent, those of select quality; the crack troops
                                                • vadNcrack (troops)
                                                • visharp > be excellent; be in excellent shape or condition
                                                • vt+prep+Nexcel at
                                                • vtoNcausativecause to be sharp and sensitive
                                                大才   dà cái OC: daads sɡɯɯ MC: dɑi dzəi 6 Attributions
                                                • NPadNof great talent
                                                • v[adN]men of great talent, highly qualified persons
                                                   hǎo OC: qhuuʔ MC: hɑu 5 Attributions
                                                • vadNexcellent, suitable; effective
                                                • viof excellent quality
                                                駿   jùn OC: skluns MC: tsʷin 5 Attributions

                                                Jùn 駿 (ant. nú 駑 "miserable hag") refers specifically to excellence in horses, and by extension occasionally serves as metaphoric for outstanding personalities.

                                                • nadNfine (of horses)
                                                • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are outstanding
                                                • nadNgeneralsuperb
                                                • vibe at one's best
                                                   jiā OC: kree MC: kɣɛ 4 Attributions

                                                Jiā 佳 (ant. xià 下 "inferior in quality") implies manifestly recognised striking excellence regarding such qualities such as beauty or moral cultivation.

                                                • vadNexcellent; outstanding; attractive
                                                • viattractive and good; in good shape
                                                   shàng OC: djaŋs MC: dʑi̯ɐŋ 4 Attributions
                                                • vadNthe best 尚宰人 "the best cook"
                                                • vibe admirable; be supreme; be best; excel; be of special importance
                                                • vt+prep+Nstativebe superior to N
                                                   gōng OC: kooŋ MC: kuŋ 4 Attributions

                                                Gōng 工 (ant. yú 寙 "fumbling, inept") is to be specialised in something concrete or even professional in an area, typically a craft.

                                                • nabactspecialised craft
                                                • vihave a certain advanced skill
                                                • vtoNstativehave worked a lot with and be specialised in, be good at working on; be qualified for
                                                   zuì OC: skoods MC: tsɑi 3 Attributions
                                                • nsubjectwhat is best, the best; the acme, the consummation
                                                   shèng OC: lʰɯŋs MC: ɕɨŋ 3 Attributions
                                                • vadNoutstanding
                                                • vigradedbe excellent
                                                   wán OC: ɡoon MC: ɦʷɑn 3 Attributions
                                                • nabfeatureall-rounded perfection
                                                • vadNXUN 1: accomplished, finished with consummate skill (as of a bird's nest)
                                                • vibe accomplished, be without flaws or shortcomings
                                                上妙   shàng miào OC: ɡljaŋʔ mews MC: dʑi̯ɐŋ miɛu 3 Attributions
                                                • VPadNoutstanding
                                                   tè OC: ɡ-lɯɯɡ MC: dək 3 Attributions
                                                • VPadNremarkable, extraordinary, special
                                                • VPibe extraordinary
                                                第一   dì yī OC: liils qliɡ MC: dei ʔit 3 Attributions
                                                • VPibe of the first order, be excellent
                                                • VPt+V[0]it is of paramount important to
                                                • VPtoSit is of paramount importance that
                                                賢良   xián liáng OC: ɡiin ɡ-raŋ MC: ɦen li̯ɐŋ 3 Attributions
                                                • VP[adN]N=hummen of excellent talent
                                                • VPadNexcellent, worthy
                                                離世   lí shì OC: b-rel lʰebs MC: liɛ ɕiɛi 3 Attributions
                                                • VPileave the world> be detached from this world; be above the ordinary standards of the world (Compare 離世紛 in TYM.)
                                                   gāo OC: koow MC: kɑu 3 Attributions
                                                • v[adN]those who are singularly elevated and distinguished
                                                • vtoNputativeconsider as being of a superior kind
                                                • vibe of superior quality
                                                   xiū OC: qhu MC: hɨu 2 Attributions
                                                • vadNdistinguished (command etc)
                                                • vibe excellent and distinguished
                                                   zhuō OC: rteewɡ MC: ʈɣɔk 2 Attributions
                                                • vadNfigurativeoutstanding, unmatched 最卓
                                                • v[adN]what is outstanding
                                                   jí OC: kid MC: kit 2 Attributions
                                                • vadNfine, excellent, promising
                                                   zhǐ OC: kjiʔ MC: tɕi 2 Attributions

                                                Zhǐ 旨 (ant. báo 薄 "of slight quality") refers specifically to excellence in the quality of wine, and sometimes to other foodstuffs.

                                                • viFAYAN 1.8: superb, excellent; French: c'est chouette! [see SAVOURY ??]
                                                   qīn OC: khrɯm MC: khim 2 Attributions
                                                • vadNdistinguished
                                                   shū OC: djo MC: dʑi̯o 2 Attributions
                                                • vadNexcellent
                                                • vibe markedly superior, stand out from others
                                                殊異   shū yì OC: djo p-lɯɡs MC: dʑi̯o jɨ 2 Attributions
                                                • VPigradedbe different from others > be distinguished, be outstanding
                                                • VPpostadVoutstandingly
                                                良善   liáng shàn OC: ɡ-raŋ ɡjenʔ MC: li̯ɐŋ dʑiɛn 2 Attributions
                                                • NPab{N1=N2}dispositionsupreme competence
                                                • VPadNexcellent
                                                   dú OC: dooɡ MC: duk 2 Attributions
                                                • vibe unique in talents; be unmatched
                                                   gōng OC: kooŋ MC: kuŋ 2 Attributions
                                                • vibe very efficient, function very well
                                                   xiū OC: sqlɯw MC: sɨu 2 Attributions
                                                • vibe excellent
                                                • vadNexcellent; positive
                                                • v[adN]N=human
                                                   rén MC: nyin OC: njin 2 Attributions
                                                • npluralmen worth their salt, decent people, men of quality
                                                善哉   shàn zāi MC: dzyenX -- OC: ɡjenʔ skɯɯ 2 Attributions
                                                • VPiVery well!
                                                • VPiExcellent!
                                                   lǎng OC: ɡ-raaŋʔ MC: lɑŋ 1 Attribution
                                                • vtoNbe adroit at
                                                   yōu OC: qu MC: ʔɨu 1 Attribution

                                                Yōu 優 (ant. liè 劣 "inferior") and cháng 長 (ant. duǎn 短 "of lesser quality") refers to a distinct advantage in excellence compared with some reference group or some point of reference.

                                                • vibe excellent, be outstanding; be more than qualified (to perform a function); excel
                                                   gōng OC: kuuŋ MC: kuo̝ŋ 1 Attribution
                                                • vt+V[0]be good at V-ing as a result of serious study
                                                   guī OC: kuul MC: kuo̝i 1 Attribution
                                                • vilike a precious stone > remarkable, extraordinary
                                                   cuì OC: squds MC: si 1 Attribution
                                                • vibe selected and unadulterated, exquisite
                                                   shào OC: ɡ-lews MC: dʑiɛu 1 Attribution
                                                • vibe distinguished
                                                上皇   shàng huáng OC: ɡljaŋs ɡʷaaŋ MC: dʑi̯ɐŋ ɦɑŋ 1 Attribution
                                                • VPadNsupremely excellent
                                                勝妙   shèng miào OC: lʰɯŋs mews MC: ɕɨŋ miɛu 1 Attribution
                                                • VPadNwonderful
                                                卓略   zhuō lǜe OC: rteewɡ ɡ-raɡ MC: ʈɣɔk li̯ɐk 1 Attribution
                                                • VPibe outstanding
                                                善好   shàn hǎo OC: ɡjenʔ qhuuʔ MC: dʑiɛn hɑu 1 Attribution
                                                • VPibe morally excellent
                                                善者   shàn zhě OC: ɡjenʔ kljaʔ MC: dʑiɛn tɕɣɛ 1 Attribution
                                                • NPnonreferentialabstractly: the excellent
                                                殊妙   shū miào OC: djo mews MC: dʑi̯o miɛu 1 Attribution
                                                • VPigradedwonderful
                                                瑰偉   guī wěi OC: kuul ɢulʔ MC: kuo̝i ɦɨi 1 Attribution
                                                • VPibe extraordinary, excellent
                                                短長   duǎn cháng OC: toonʔ ɡrlaŋ MC: tʷɑn ɖi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
                                                • NPab{Nab1&Nab2}featurestrong and weak points
                                                秀出   xiù chū OC: slus khljud MC: sɨu tɕhʷit 1 Attribution
                                                • VPt+prep+Nexcel (others N)
                                                端正   duān zhèng OC: toon tjeŋs MC: tʷɑn tɕiɛŋ 1 Attribution
                                                • VPibe distinguished
                                                越群   yuè qún OC: ɢʷad ɡlun MC: ɦi̯ɐt gi̯un 1 Attribution
                                                • VPibe outstanding
                                                長短   cháng duǎn OC: ɡrlaŋ toonʔ MC: ɖi̯ɐŋ tʷɑn 1 Attribution
                                                • NPabconceptstrong and weak points > relative excellence
                                                   zhì OC: k-liɡs MC: ʈi 1 Attribution
                                                • vibe outstanding, be supreme 
                                                   chéng OC: djeŋ MC: dʑiɛŋ 1 Attribution
                                                • vtoNexcel at; be good at
                                                • vimeat, sacrifices etc: be of excellent quality, be properly fattened up
                                                   jué OC: dzod MC: dziɛt 1 Attribution
                                                • vadV.adNoutstandingly
                                                • vadVbeing in a class of one's own
                                                屈奇   qū jī MC: khjut kje OC: khlud kral 1 Attribution
                                                • VPadNoutstanding
                                                煒曄   wěi yè MC: hjw+jX -- OC: ɢulʔ ɢeb 1 Attribution
                                                • VPibrilliant, dazzling
                                                   yǐng MC: ywengX OC: ɢʷleŋʔ 1 Attribution
                                                • vadVin an outstanding way, strikingly
                                                   chū MC: tsyhwijH OC: khljud 1 Attribution
                                                • vtoNexcel N, be better than N
                                                光美   guāng měi MC: kwang mijX OC: kʷaaŋ mriʔ 1 Attribution
                                                • VP[adNab]good points, excellence
                                                尊賢   zūn xián MC: tswon hen OC: tsuun ɡiin 1 Attribution
                                                • VP[adN]the honoured worthies
                                                • VPithe honoured and worthy
                                                   yòu OC: ɢʷɯʔ MC: ɦɨu 0 Attributions
                                                • vibe of excellent quality
                                                   míng OC: meŋ MC: miɛŋ 0 Attributions
                                                • nadNdistinguished; outstanding; very fine
                                                   fèn OC: bɯnʔ MC: bi̯un 0 Attributions
                                                • vifat (soil)
                                                   duō OC: k-laal MC: tɑ 0 Attributions
                                                     zhuān OC: tjon MC: tɕiɛn 0 Attributions
                                                  • vtoNspecialise exclusively on
                                                     yóu OC: ɢʷɯ MC: ɦɨu 0 Attributions
                                                  • vadNoutstanding
                                                  • vibe outstanding (in beauty etc)
                                                     shù OC: qhljaɡs MC: ɕi̯ɤ 0 Attributions
                                                  • vinot bad, quite all right, as good as possible under the circumstances 庶幾
                                                     qiáng OC: ɡaŋ MC: gi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
                                                  • vt+prep+Nhave one's strength in
                                                     zhēng OC: kjɯŋ MC: tɕɨŋ 0 Attributions
                                                  • visplendid
                                                     wěi OC: ɢulʔ MC: ɦɨi 0 Attributions
                                                  • viexcellent, remarkable
                                                  優劣   yōu liè OC: qu ɡ-rod MC: ʔɨu liɛt 0 Attributions
                                                  • NPabfeaturerelative excellence; execellence versus deficiency
                                                  嘉栗   jiā lì OC: kraal b-riɡ MC: kɣɛ lit 0 Attributions
                                                  • VPiarchaic: excellent (is the wonderful wine)
                                                  妙善   miào shàn OC: mews ɡjenʔ MC: miɛu dʑiɛn 0 Attributions
                                                  • VPadNexcellent
                                                  無前   wú qián OC: ma dzeen MC: mi̯o dzen 0 Attributions
                                                  • VPibe unsurpassed
                                                  精妙   jīng miào OC: tseŋ mews MC: tsiɛŋ miɛu 0 Attributions
                                                  • VPibe exquisite
                                                  精麤 / 精   jīng cū OC: tseŋ tshaa MC: tsiɛŋ tshuo̝ jīng OC: tseŋ MC: tsiɛŋ 0 Attributions
                                                  • NPabfeatureexcellence, exquisiteness
                                                  莫如   mò rú OC: maaɡ nja MC: mɑk ȵi̯ɤ 0 Attributions
                                                  • VPtoNnone /nothing is better than N
                                                  賢長   xián zhǎng OC: ɡiin krlaŋʔ MC: ɦen ʈi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
                                                  • NP[adN]men of superior talent
                                                  陷銳   xiàn ruì OC: ɡrooms lods MC: ɦɣɛm jiɛi 0 Attributions
                                                  • VPadNcrack attacking (troops)
                                                  難有   nán yǒu OC: mɢlaan ɢʷɯʔ MC: nɑn ɦɨu 0 Attributions
                                                  • VPidegreedifficult to have > wonderful, precious, excellent
                                                     kǒng OC: khooŋʔ MC: khuŋ 0 Attributions
                                                  • vadNimpressive, excellent, perfect
                                                  • vadVSHU in an excellent way
                                                      MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
                                                  • npluralmen worth their salt, decent people, men of quality
                                                      MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
                                                  • VPadNoutstanding
                                                      MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
                                                  • VPibrilliant, dazzling
                                                      MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
                                                  • vadVin an outstanding way, strikingly
                                                  骨鯁   gǔ gěng MC: kwot kaengX OC: kuud kraaŋʔ 0 Attributions
                                                  • VPadNstrong and virtuous; the best and most important (of ministers)

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