Distinguished from others in excellence.
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.
Owed as a debt:
— Outstanding bills.
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
Of major significance or importance:
— Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey.
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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