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[eg-zim-ee-uh s]
adjective Obsolete.
  1. distinguished; eminent; excellent.
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Origin of eximious

1540–50; < Latin eximius select, distinguished, excellent (derivative of eximere to take out, remove), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -im- (combining form of emere to take) + -ius -ious
Related formsex·im·i·ous·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • But generally the instances of eximious virtue are what Montaigne delights to honour.


    Clive Bell

  • Oh, ye wigs, and eximious wig-blocks, called right-honorable!

British Dictionary definitions for eximious


  1. rare select and distinguished; eminent
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Derived Formseximiously, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin eximius, from eximere to take out, from emere to purchase
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