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[ik-see-ding-lee] /ɪkˈsi dɪŋ li/
to an unusual degree; very; extremely:
The children were doing exceedingly well in school.
Origin of exceedingly
1425-75; late Middle English. See exceeding, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You may scoff at it if you like, but it is pleasant and harmless and exceedingly comfortable.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • And then it must have been exceedingly unpleasant living on that ship.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • The estimate of Marcion which appears here is exceedingly instructive.

  • Somehow or other, we have been exceedingly comfortable in our poverty.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • But Geoffrey was not a mediocrity, he was an exceedingly able and powerful man, and this fact the House quickly recognised.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for exceedingly


to a very great or unusual degree; extremely; exceptionally
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