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If something can be "on par", and "subpar", can something be described as "superpar"? Is there an accepted way to describe something as extraordinary with this term?

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No. You're better off using another way to say "better than average." Besides, while subpar means inferior in most things, being under par in golf means doing better than average. –  Robusto Apr 24 '12 at 13:19

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The typical phrase is above par. Superpar is not a word in common use.

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Note that "sub par" means below average and "above par" means above average, not "extraordinary" as you use in your question. If you say, e.g. "Mr Jones, your performance as an employee this past year has been above par", that's a mild compliment, not high praise. –  Jay Apr 24 '12 at 14:21
    
Good point @Jay, I was answering more the title than the body. –  Matt Эллен Apr 24 '12 at 14:24

How about nonpareil? Same Latin root as par.

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