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Definitions for exceptional
ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nlex·cep·tion·al

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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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. exceptionnel.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say exceptional in sign language?

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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. Frederic Hohl:

    Because of the exceptional scarcity of the wine produced in this region, even if you are friends with a winemaker, you might sometimes manage to buy just six bottles - because he likes you, how lucky we are in this region to be able to enjoy this wine. And really, this show highlights the work on the vineyard, on the land. And you can feel it when you taste the wine and when you watch the show, you can feel this relation to the land.

  2. Marc Haber:

    Our findings give us an unprecedented view of the ancestry of the people who fought in the Crusader army. And it wasn't just Europeans, we see this exceptional genetic diversity in the Near East during medieval times, with Europeans, Near Easterners, and mixed individuals fighting in the Crusades and living and dying side by side.

  3. Sal Muoio:

    It's hard not to vote for that because you would have to really make an exception for what you think is really exceptional management, i think we will certainly vote for it.

  4. Marquis de Sade:

    It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.

  5. Emmanuel Macron:

    This is an exceptional act, we'll obviously be setting all your papers straight and if you wish it, we will start the process naturalization so that you can become French.

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