exceptional

  • 1 exceptional — ex‧cep‧tion‧al [ɪkˈsepʆnəl] adjective 1. ACCOUNTING an exceptional cost etc is one that does not occur regularly: • a $34 million exceptional restructuring charge 2. very good, or much better than usual: • The last decade produced exceptional… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 excepţional — EXCEPŢIONÁL, Ă, excepţionali, e, adj. 1. Care face, care constituie o excepţie, care iese din comun; deosebit. 2. Foarte bun, excelent, extraordinar, remarcabil, grozav (3). ♦ (Adverbial; cu determinări introduse prin prep. de , formează… …

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  • 3 exceptional — exceptional, exceptionable These adjectives relate to different meanings of exception. Exceptional means ‘unusual, not typical’, i.e. ‘forming an exception’ in a favourable sense: • Schizophrenes are often held to be people of exceptional charm D …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 exceptional — exceptional, exceptionable, although not synonyms, are liable to confusion. Something is exceptional which is itself an exception, and so is out of the ordinary, being either extraordinary or unusual {this is an exceptional opportunity} {the bath …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Exceptional — Ex*cep tion*al, a. [Cf. F. exceptionnel.] Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior. Lyell. [1913 Webster] This particular spot had exceptional advantages. Jowett (Th. ) {Ex*cep tion*al*ly}, adv …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 exceptional — [adj1] irregular aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, deviant, distinct, extraordinary, inconsistent, infrequent, notable, noteworthy, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, rare, remarkable, scarce, singular, special, strange, uncommon, uncustomary,… …

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  • 7 exceptional — [ek sep′shə nəl, iksep′shə nəl] adj. 1. constituting, or occurring as, an exception; not ordinary or average; esp., much above average in quality, ability, etc. [exceptional talents ] ☆ 2. needing special attention or presenting a special problem …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 exceptional — index atypical, best, extraordinary, individual, infrequent, irregular (not usual), notable, noteworthy …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 exceptional — 1846, from EXCEPTION (Cf. exception) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: exceptionally …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 exceptional — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unusual; not typical. 2) unusually good. DERIVATIVES exceptionally adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 exceptional — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ▪ consider sb/sth ▪ The teacher considers Jamie s performance truly exceptional. ▪ do sth A …

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  • 12 exceptional — ex|cep|tion|al [ ık sepʃənl ] adjective ** 1. ) extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual: The children had shown exceptional courage. quite exceptional (=very exceptional): Her scores were quite exceptional. 2. ) unusual and not… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 exceptional */*/ — UK [ɪkˈsepʃ(ə)nəl] / US [ɪkˈsepʃən(ə)l] adjective 1) extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual The children had shown exceptional courage. quite exceptional (= very exceptional): Her scores were quite exceptional. 2) much more or… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 exceptional — [[t]ɪkse̱pʃən(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) You use exceptional to describe someone or something that has a particular quality, usually a good quality, to an unusually high degree. ...children with exceptional ability... His translation is… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 exceptional — adjective 1 unusually good: Richard is an exceptional student. | exceptional bravery 2 unusual and likely not to happen often: This is an exceptional case; I ve never seen anything like it before. | in exceptional circumstances: Promotion in the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 exceptional — ex|cep|tion|al [ıkˈsepʃənəl] adj 1.) unusually good = ↑outstanding ▪ Richard is an exceptional student. ▪ exceptional bravery 2.) unusual and likely not to happen often ▪ This is an exceptional case; I ve never seen anything like it before. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 exceptional — [ɪkˈsepʃ(ə)nəl] adj 1) extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual Ant: unexceptional Her scores were quite exceptional.[/ex] 2) much more or greater than usual the exceptional difficulty of this task[/ex] 3) unusual and not likely to… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 exceptional — adjective Date: 1787 1. forming an exception ; rare < an exceptional number of rainy days > 2. better than average ; superior < exceptional skill > 3. deviating from the norm: as a. having above or below average intelligence …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 exceptional — exceptionality, n. exceptionally, adv. exceptionalness, n. /ik sep sheuh nl/, adj. 1. forming an exception or rare instance; unusual; extraordinary: The warm weather was exceptional for January. 2. unusually excellent; superior: an exceptional… …

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  • 20 exceptional — adjective a) Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare. What an exceptional flower! b) Better than the average; superior due to rarity …

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