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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Unusually good.

Usage examples (29)
  • My dessert was absolutely exceptional!
  • Special educational provisions for exceptional children
  • In another development, Egypt closed the Rafah crossing to all but what it called exceptional cases on Thursday.
  • He also has 6% body fat so this kid is in exceptional shape. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Just because you're "exceptional" (above average; not ordinary) in your work doesn't mean you are incapable of making "exceptionable" (objectionable) remarks to co-workers.
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