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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, 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

  2. 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. Rajiv Shah:

    These are exceptional leaders who are taking forward and institutionalizing these efforts, with our continued support.

  2. Charlie Crist:

    Look at what he's —President Biden —done for our country. He's been exceptional, look what he's done for the world… what's happening in Ukraine, him bringing NATO together, new members to NATO –Finland, Sweden. It's remarkable. What other president could've done what he's done? He's been phenomenal. Gas prices are down. Inflation is trending down. Democracy is trending up.

  3. Budj Bim Cultural Landscape:

    Budj Bim Cultural Landscape bears an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions, knowledge, practices and ingenuity of the Gunditjmara.

  4. Barack Obama:

    One of the strengths that makes America exceptional is our willingness to openly confront our past, face our imperfections, make changes and do better, rather than another reason to refight old arguments, I hope that today's report can help us leave these techniques where they belong—in the past.

  5. Robert J. Sawyer:

    General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.

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