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Meaning of EXCEPTIONAL

Pronunciation:  ik'sepshunl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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?"
  2. [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"
 

EXCEPTIONAL is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: especial(a), exceeding, extraordinary, olympian, particular(a), prodigious, special, surpassing, uncommon
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*cep"tion*al\, a. [Cf. F. exceptionnel.]
Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence,
better than the average; superior. --Lyell.

      This particular spot had exceptional advantages.
                                               --Jowett (Th.
                                               )
-- {Ex*cep"tion*al*ly}, adv.

 
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