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Meaning of EXEMPLARY

Pronunciation:  ig'zempluree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
  2. [adj]  being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";
  3. [adj]  worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"

EXEMPLARY is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: admonitory, cautionary, dissuasive, emblematic, model(a), monitory, typic, typical, warning(a), worthy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex"em*pla*ry\, a. [L. exemplaris, fr. exemplar: cf.
    F. exemplaire. See {Exemplar}.]
    1. Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for
       imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary
             [Bishops'] lives and doctrines ought to be
             exemplary.                            --Bacon.
    2. Serving as a warning; monitory; as, exemplary justice,
       punishment, or damages.
    3. Illustrating as the proof of a thing. --Fuller.
    {Exemplary damages}. (Law) See under {Damage}.
  2. \Ex"em*pla*ry\, n.
    An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing. [Obs.]
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