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English adjective: exceptional

1. exceptional far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree


SamplesA night of exceeding darkness.
An exceptional memory.
Olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy.
The young Mozart's prodigious talents.


Synonymsexceeding, olympian, prodigious, surpassing


Similarextraordinary


Antonymsordinary

2. exceptional surpassing what is common or usual or expected


SamplesHe 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?.


Synonymsespecial, particular, special


Similaruncommon


Antonymscommon

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


SamplesSpecial educational provisions for exceptional children.


Similarabnormal


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology


Antonymsnormal









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