What is the difference between “super” and “superb”?

I have seen usage of both super and superb.

I also searched for meaning of these two words and found they are almost identical.

Example sentences –

  1. She is a super girl.
  2. His performance in the last game was superb.

Use of any of those two words doesn’t change the meaning of those above sentences either.

Need suggestion of proper usage of these two words. When to use and why?


Superb refers to excellence (the best) whereas super refers to something above normal, like size or effort, but not necessarily something excellent.

So super man is not by definition a superb man.

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