class act

class act
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klas, klahs akt]
    • /klæs, klɑs ækt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klas, klahs akt]
    • /klæs, klɑs ækt/

Definitions of class act words

  • countable noun class act If you describe someone or something as a class act, you mean that they are impressive and of high quality. 3
  • noun class act someone who is very good at what they do. 3
  • noun class act something or someone regarded as outstanding or elegant in quality or performance. 1
  • noun class act An entity exhibiting high class especially through refinement of demeanor, conscientiousness of behavior, and/or skillfulness in performance; or an exhibition of high class especially of one or more of those types. 0
  • noun class act Used sarcastically, a person, entity, event, or action entity exhibiting the opposite of the above characteristics, i.e., boorish, unprincipled, and/or bungling behavior. 0

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Origin of class act

First appearance:

before 1975
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1975-80

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Parts of speech for Class act


class act popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

class act usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for class act

adj class act

  • brilliant — A brilliant person, idea, or performance is extremely clever or skilful.
  • accomplished — If someone is accomplished at something, they are very good at it.
  • skilled — having skill; trained or experienced in work that requires skill.
  • smart — having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability: a smart student.
  • capable — If a person or thing is capable of doing something, they have the ability to do it.

Antonyms for class act

adj class act

  • stupid — lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
  • unintelligent — deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.
  • unable — lacking the necessary power, competence, etc., to accomplish some specified act: He was unable to swim.
  • incapable — not capable.
  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.

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