What does exceptional mean?

Definitions for exceptionalɪkˈsɛp ʃə nl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exceptional.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing(adj)

    far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

    "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"

  2. especial(a), exceptional, particular(a), special(adj)

    surpassing what is common or usual or expected

    "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"

  3. exceptional(a)(adj)

    deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence

    "special educational provisions for exceptional children"

Wiktionary

  1. exceptional(Adjective)

    Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.

    What an exceptional flower!

  2. exceptional(Adjective)

    Better than the average; superior due to rarity.

    The quality of the beer was exceptional.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exceptional(adj)

    forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. exceptionnel.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exceptional' in Adjectives Frequency: #682

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceptional in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceptional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert J. Sawyer:

    General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.

  2. Brenda Jones:

    This type of murder with the allegations is exceptional, she's entitled to due process, even though the facts according to the commonwealth don't look good.

  3. Paul Barrett:

    Finding one as complete as this, where only the left arm and base of the tail are missing, is exceptional, it's the only stegosaurus in the world that's anywhere near this complete. So it's an amazing find.

  4. Camille Paglia:

    I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.

  5. Security Cabinet member Naftali Bennett:

    I can announce that all the actions being carried out - and they are certainly exceptional actions in light of the exceptional situation - are all overseen and under tight legal scrutiny - in order to prevent the next terror attack.

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