What does exceptionalism mean?

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  1. exceptionalism(Noun)

    the state of being special, exceptional or unique

  2. exceptionalism(Noun)

    the belief that a particular nation does not conform to an established norm


  1. Exceptionalism

    Exceptionalism is the perception that a country, society, institution, movement, or time period is "exceptional" in some way and thus does not need to conform to normal rules or general principles. Used in this sense, the term reflects a belief formed by lived experience, ideology, perceptual frames, or perspectives influenced by knowledge of historical or comparative circumstances.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceptionalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceptionalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions:

    His Holiness spoke about America in fair and glowing terms, and challenged us to accept our roles and responsibility not only in the United States but around the world with American exceptionalism.

  2. Freshman Lee Zeldin:

    I strongly believe we were reminded in Paris that these radical Islamic extremists, they want to wipe Israel off the map, they target not only Jews but our freedom our exceptionalism as Americans -- the whole western world.

  3. Kyle Olson:

    We have seen for a while now that there is a real hostility toward the ideas of free market principles, toward American exceptionalism, toward our founding fathers and founding documents, we have fallen so far [from core American principles] that this sort of law is unfortunately necessary.

  4. Rudy Giuliani:

    What I am saying, is in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear him say the things I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things I used to hear Bill Clinton say about how much he loves America, i do hear him criticize America much more often than other American presidents. And when it’s not in the context of an overwhelming number of statements about the exceptionalism of America, it sounds like he is more of a critic than he is a supporter.

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