how to pronounce outstanding


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outstanding is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of outstanding in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… have a great day outstanding and here we …”

meanings of outstanding


  1. Projecting outwards.
  2. Owed as a debt.
  3. Unresolved; not settled or finished.
  4. Prominent or noticeable; standing out from others.
  5. Exceptionally good; distinguished from others by its superiority.


  1. Present participle of outstand.

outstanding frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word outstanding occurs in english on average 16.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics outstanding can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that outstanding can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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