from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being excellent.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word excellency.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "Whatever you think your own excellencies may be, do not affectedly display them in company; nor labor, as many people do, to give that turn to the conversation, which may supply you with an opportunity of exhibiting them. If they are real, they will infallibly be discovered, without your pointing them out yourself, and with much more advantage."

    - Lord Chesterfield, letter to son, 16 Oct 1747.

    November 3, 2008

  • motion of the universe, pride, virture

    July 22, 2009