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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz26 View Post
    It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent".
    what about "cogent" , " convincing" , "sound" , "impressive" , "well-founded" , "tested"


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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    How about the word "Comprehensive"? ...says that you know all about all of it; but sort of says you "ain't " an expert.

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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    What about "exceptional"?

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    2006‘ probably right, I think "exceptional" is too good to be me...

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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I think "exceptional" is at least as good as "excellent". (probably extraordinary and profound are too)

    How about "thorough"?
    Thorough's a bit too cocky for me,too, I think...I'm just a student...

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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    what about "cogent" , " convincing" , "sound" , "impressive" , "well-founded" , "tested"

    Thank you, I think "sound" is great for me.I'm just not sure, does it look natural to put "sound" in front of "understanding"?

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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Quote Originally Posted by poorboy_9 View Post
    How about the word "Comprehensive"? ...says that you know all about all of it; but sort of says you "ain't " an expert.
    Comprehensive...I've thought about it before...If it does imply that I understand many aspects of engineering science but haven't become an expert of them then I believe it'll surely do. Thank you.

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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz26 View Post
    Comprehensive...I've thought about it before...If it does imply that I understand many aspects of engineering science but haven't become an expert of them then I believe it'll surely do. Thank you.
    Then you' d better consider using "sound" and "comprehensive" as both mean complete. Unless an expert does not have a complete knowledge.

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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Then you' d better consider using "sound" and "comprehensive" as both mean complete. Unless an expert does not have a complete knowledge.
    how does " both sound and comprehensive " sound?

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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I think "exceptional" is at least as good as "excellent". (probably extraordinary and profound are too)

    How about "thorough"?
    Well I've had good results over the years with "exceptional" - when something's excellent it is of a standard that exceeds the standards of its class; it is exceptionally good. When something is exceptional, it can also be exceptionally bad or exceptionally interesting or exceptionally <any-other-gradable-adjective>. If a future employer chooses to interpret it as meaning "excellent", that's his look-out (and his lack of education)

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    Re: what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    Fine, Neat

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