from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of unusually high quality; excellent: a superb wine; superb skill.
  • adj. Majestic; imposing: The cheetah is a superb animal.
  • adj. Rich; luxurious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. first-rate; of the highest quality; exceptionally good
  • adj. haughty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Grand; magnificent; august; stately.
  • adj. Rich; elegant.
  • adj. Showy; excellent; grand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proud; haughty; arrogant.
  • Grand; lofty; magnificent; august; stately; splendid.
  • Rich; elegant; sumptuous; showy: as, superb furniture or decorations.
  • Very fine; first-rate: as, a superb exhibition.
  • Synonyms Magnificent, Splendid, etc. (see grand), noble, beautiful, exquisite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of surpassing excellence
  • adj. surpassingly good


Latin superbus, arrogant, superior; see uper in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin superbus. (Wiktionary)



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