outstanding

Something outstanding stands out for good reasons. Your outstanding presentation captured everyone's attention; unfortunately, so did the tear in the seat of your pants.

An outstanding performance of any kind will impress people, but there's one meaning to outstanding that most of us would rather avoid: that which remains unpaid. Outstanding gift ideas can lead to outstanding debt. Your outstanding mood was ruined when you saw the size of your outstanding credit card balance.

Primary Meanings of outstanding

1.
adj
of major significance or importance
2.
adj
owed as a debt
Full Definitions of outstanding
1

adj of major significance or importance

“Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey”
Synonyms:
great
important, of import
of great significance or value

adj distinguished from others in excellence

“did outstanding work in human relations”
“an outstanding war record”
Synonyms:
superior
of high or superior quality or performance

adj 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
conspicuous
obvious to the eye or mind
2

adj owed as a debt

outstanding bills”
Synonyms:
owing, undischarged
unpaid
not paid

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