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Adjective: outstanding  ,awt'stan-ding
  1. Distinguished from others in excellence
    "did outstanding work in human relations"; "an outstanding war record"
     
  2. 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";
    - prominent, salient, spectacular, striking
     
  3. Owed as a debt
    "outstanding bills";
    - owing, undischarged
     
  4. Of major significance or importance
    "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century";
    - great
     
  5. Unresolved; not settled or finished
    "two issues remain outstanding"

See also: conspicuous, important, of import, superior, unpaid

Encyclopedia: Outstanding