[ ik-sep-shuh-nl ]
/ ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nl /
forming an exception or rare instance; unusual; extraordinary: The warm weather was exceptional for January.
unusually excellent; superior: an exceptional violinist.
Education. (of a child)
- being intellectually gifted.
- being physically or especially mentally disabled to an extent that special schooling is required.
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SYNONYMS FOR exceptional
synonym study for exceptional
1. See irregular.
OTHER WORDS FROM exceptional
ex·cep·tion·al·i·ty [ik-sep-shuh-nal-i-tee], /ɪkˌsɛp ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti/, nounex·cep·tion·al·ly, adverbex·cep·tion·al·ness, nounnon·ex·cep·tion·al, adjective
pre·ex·cep·tion·al, adjectivequa·si-ex·cep·tion·al, adjectivesu·per·ex·cep·tion·al, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exceptionalexceptionable, exceptional
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British Dictionary definitions for exceptional
/ (ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl) /
forming an exception; not ordinary
having much more than average intelligence, ability, or skill
Derived forms of exceptionalexceptionally, adverb
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