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ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nlex·cep·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassingadjective

    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), specialadjective

    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)adjective

    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. exceptionaladjective

    Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.

    What an exceptional flower!

  2. exceptionaladjective

    Better than the average; superior due to rarity.

    The quality of the beer was exceptional.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exceptionaladjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. exceptionnel.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of exceptional in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Parisi:

    Her plan was to become a mental health nurse and this loss is even more profound because knowing what I know of Reese, she would have been an exceptional nurse because she was a natural caregiver.

  2. Eric Dickson:

    We have exceptional health care here in Massachusetts and were thrilled to see Dr. Walensky selected to run the CDC, we believe she is perfect for the job.

  3. Seth Moulton:

    We shouldn't be getting into a habit of issuing waivers, a waiver by definition is an exceptional case. That is exactly what we had with President President Donald Trump and James Mattis.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The differentiating attitude of Winners is their exceptional ability to look at any situation and come up with novel ways to make it better, using their expert touch and value add innovation. While the losers live in their past glory, the winners move on with life - perfectly in sync with present, and always striving to create better future. Winners are those visionaries, in my view, who never quit.

  5. Mohamed Salah Khalifa:

    I fear that it will be used broadly when it is applied, the (anti-terrorism) law was imposed during exceptional circumstances when the country was exposed to danger but, after these dangers subside, there should be a balance between protecting the state and its institutions and preserving human rights.

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