Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is incorrect, as the root, Latin word excellens shows that there should be vowel e, not a. Therefore excellent is a wrong form and the correct one is excellent, spelled with e. Excellent is the correct spelling.
Correct spelling, explanation: the origin of excellent strongly points to this form as the correct spelling. The word comes from Latin, from prefix ex- (out from) + -cellere (rise high) – excellentem. Therefore it is clear that the correct form is spelled with e, not a, so excellent is the correct form and
excellant is a mistake.
Definition of excellent:
adjective, extremely good, well done
Excellent job! I think you deserve a bonus this month.
His performance was excellent, I was moved by his music very deeply.
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