What does Exemplary mean?

Definitions for Exemplary
ɪgˈzɛm plə ri, ˈɛg zəmˌplɛr iExem·pla·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exemplary, model(a)adjective

    worthy of imitation

    "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"

  2. emblematic, exemplary, typicadjective

    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)adjective

    serving to warn

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


  1. exemplarynoun

    An example, or typical instance; an exemplar

  2. exemplaryadjective

    Deserving honour, respect and admiration.

  3. exemplaryadjective

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

  4. exemplaryadjective

    Ideal or perfect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exemplaryadjective

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

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

  2. Exemplaryadjective

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

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

  3. Exemplaryadjective

    illustrating as the proof of a thing

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

  4. Exemplarynoun

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

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

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  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

Examples of Exemplary in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama.The Biden:

    Bill Burns is an exemplary diplomat with decades of experience on the world stage keeping our people and our country safe and secure.

  2. Clifford Villalon:

    Images are models of the exemplary works of different subjects. And greatness is only awarded when recognized.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We have to make sure they were exemplary, they were wonderful people when they were here. They worked hard, there was no problem, we have to bring great people into this country. OK? And I want to bring -- I love the idea of immigration. But it's got to be legal immigration.

  4. 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.

  5. John McCain:

    With Sen. Lindsey Graham's announcement, Republicans lost our most qualified, thoughtful, fearless and honest presidential candidate, not to mention the candidate with the best (and it seemed sometimes the only) sense of humor, as sorry as I am to see Lindsey's candidacy end, I understand his reasons, and I'm as proud of him as I've ever been for his exemplary service to our party and our country.

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    proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    • A. emanate
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    • C. famish
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