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
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  • He regarded the changes of the century exceedingly beneficial.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • I have told you how exceedingly good-humoured it made my sister.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • I am exceedingly anxious to know what has become of my friend.

    Life in London

    Edwin Hodder

  • The attendants are exceedingly civil, and charges regulated by a tariff.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • They have been of assistance to me, and exceedingly kind as well.

British Dictionary definitions for exceedingly



to a very great or unusual degree; extremely; exceptionally
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