What does exemplary mean?

Definitions for exemplaryɪgˈzɛm plə ri, ˈɛg zəmˌplɛr i

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exemplary, model(a)(adj)

    worthy of imitation

    "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"

  2. emblematic, exemplary, typic(adj)

    being or serving as an illustration of a type

    "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";

  3. admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)(adj)

    serving to warn

    "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"

Wiktionary

  1. exemplary(Noun)

    An example, or typical instance; an exemplar

  2. exemplary(Adjective)

    Deserving honour, respect and admiration.

  3. exemplary(Adjective)

    Of such high quality that it should serve as an example and sought to be imitated.

  4. exemplary(Adjective)

    Ideal or perfect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exemplary(adj)

    serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary conduct

  2. Exemplary(adj)

    serving as a warning; monitory; as, exemplary justice, punishment, or damages

  3. Exemplary(adj)

    illustrating as the proof of a thing

  4. Exemplary(noun)

    an exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing

  5. Origin: [L. exemplaris, fr. exemplar: cf. F. exemplaire. See Exemplar.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exemplary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exemplary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martha Lucia Sanchez:

    We haven't yet had exemplary punishments (for acid attacks), maybe in the case of Natalia there will be an exemplary punishment given ... levels of impunity remain high.

  2. Chris Shoemaker:

    The Morris Award committee wants a distinct voice that takes readers to new places, they have exemplary voice, as well as strong world-building and character development.

  3. Warren Bennis:

    Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

  4. Kevin Appleby:

    For decades, we have provided exemplary services to this vulnerable population without facilitating abortions, and despite ACLU’s extreme assertions to the contrary, the law not only permits our doing so, but protects it.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    When I hear some, like Sen. McCain recently, suggest that our secretary of state, John Kerry, who served in the United States Senate, a Vietnam veteran, who's provided exemplary service to this nation, is somehow less trustworthy in the interpretation of what's in a political agreement than the Supreme Leader of Iran -- that's an indication of the degree to which partisanship has crossed all boundaries.

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