• Superb


    • GenAm IPA: /suˈpɝb/, /səˈpɝb/
    • RP IPA: /sjuːˈpɜːb/, /suːˈpɜːb/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)b
    • Hyphenation: su + perb


    From Latin superbus.

    Full definition of superb



    1. First-rate; of the highest quality; exceptionally good.
      This champagne is superb.
      • 1910, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price Chapter 1, Captain Edward Carlisle...felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze,...; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
    2. Grand; magnificent; august; stately.a superb edifice; a superb colonnade
    3. (dated) Haughty.
      • 1858, Julia Kavanagh, Adèle, a Tale: Volume 2 (page 235)A remark which Isabella received with a superb curl of the lip, but at the same time, and to her brother's infinite relief, she walked away.

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