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outstanding

adjective

1 outstanding

Distinguished from others in excellence.

Roget 40: remaining, left; left behind, left over; residual, residuary; over, odd; unconsumed, sedimentary; surviving; net; exceeding, over and above; ... show more

Roget 220: exterior, external; outer most; outward, outlying, outside, outdoor; round about etc. 227; extramural; extralimitary, extramundane.    superficial, ... show more



2 outstanding

Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention:
— An outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom.

synonyms: prominent, salient, spectacular, striking.

3 outstanding

Owed as a debt:
— Outstanding bills.

synonyms: owing, undischarged.

Roget 806: indebted; liable, chargeable, answerable for.    in debt, in embarrassed circumstances, in difficulties; incumbered, involved; involved in debt, plunged in debt, deep in debt, over one's head in debt, over head and ears in debt; ... show more

4 outstanding

Of major significance or importance:
— Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey.

synonym: great.


Moby thesaurus: a cut above, above, ahead, appalling, apparent, arrant, arresting, ascendant, astonishing, back, better, blatant, bold, capital, capping, celebrated, choice, chosen, consequential, conspicuous ... show more.

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