(someone or something) par excellence

(someone or something) par excellence

The best, most ideal, or most exemplary type of person or thing. My father was always regarded as a gentleman par excellence in the community. Their newest device is a smartphone par excellence, seamlessly merging technological advances with everyday convenience.
See also: excellence, par

ˌpar ˈexcellence

(from French) (only used after the noun it describes) better than all the others of the same kind; a very good example of something: She turned out to be an organizer par excellence.
See also: excellence, par
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