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    what is better than good but worse than excellent?

    I'm designing a presentation handout. I want to describe one of my specialities as "*** understanding of engineering science". I need an appropriate adjective here to take the place of "***". It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent". On a scale of 10, it should be somewhere around 8...I hope this doesn't sound too strange to you but I'm really kinda 'out of adjectives' here.
    Thank you in advance!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz26 View Post
    I'm designing a presentation handout. I want to describe one of my specialities as "*** understanding of engineering science". I need an appropriate adjective here to take the place of "***". It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent". On a scale of 10, it should be somewhere around 8...I hope this doesn't sound too strange to you but I'm really kinda 'out of adjectives' here.
    Thank you in advance!
    great
    Last edited by rj1948; 05-May-2008 at 15:04.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz26 View Post
    I'm designing a presentation handout. I want to describe one of my specialities as "*** understanding of engineering science". I need an appropriate adjective here to take the place of "***". It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent". On a scale of 10, it should be somewhere around 8...I hope this doesn't sound too strange to you but I'm really kinda 'out of adjectives' here.
    Thank you in advance!
    very good
    well above average

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

    It's written commendable. I'd rather say clear or competent.
    Last edited by Snowcake; 05-May-2008 at 15:14.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    great
    thank you,but doesn't 'great' sound a little complacent? I'll give these handouts to a judge team made up of English teachers and it's prudent to keep it somewhat 'low-profile'.

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

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    very good
    well above average
    Thank you, but I think it had better be one word only....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz26 View Post
    I'm designing a presentation handout. I want to describe one of my specialities as "*** understanding of engineering science". I need an appropriate adjective here to take the place of "***". It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent". On a scale of 10, it should be somewhere around 8...I hope this doesn't sound too strange to you but I'm really kinda 'out of adjectives' here.
    Thank you in advance!
    I suppose that "thorough", "proper", or "profound" are too "strong" for you. These, however, colocate naturally with "understanding" as well as "clear" does. So, as Snowcake suggested, go for "clear".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    I suppose that "thorough", "proper", or "profound" are too "strong" for you. These, however, colocate naturally with "understanding" as well as "clear" does. So, as Snowcake suggested, go for "clear".
    Thank you...I think clear's good.

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

    What about "exceptional"?

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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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    I think "exceptional" is at least as good as "excellent". (probably extraordinary and profound are too)

    How about "thorough"?

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