Exceptional - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsepʃənl|  American pronunciation of the word exceptional
Brit.  |ɪkˈsɛpʃ(ə)n(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word exceptional


- far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree(syn: exceeding, olympian, prodigious, surpassing)

an exceptional memory

- surpassing what is common or usual or expected(syn: especial, particular, special)

exceptional kindness

- deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence

special educational provisions for exceptional children


We're bending the rules for this exceptional situation.

The seafood dishes at this restaurant are exceptional.

a separate school for exceptional children

The founders of this colleges were all exceptional men.

This is an exceptional case; I've never seen anything like it before.

Promotion in the first year is only given in exceptional circumstances.

special educational provisions for exceptional children

The company has displayed exceptional dedication to this community.

an artist with exceptional powers of invention

The President issued a commendation praising the volunteers for their exceptional work during the relief effort.

...for their exceptional bravery the firefighters received accolades from both local and national officials...

...the exceptional effulgence of the harvest moon is always a striking sight...

an exceptional feat of the human intellect

The rules can only be waived in exceptional circumstances.

You will receive an exceptional package with uncapped earnings.

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