eximious

[ eg-zim-ee-uhs ]
/ ɛgˈzɪm i əs /

adjective Obsolete.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM eximious

ex·im·i·ous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for eximious

eximious
/ (ɛɡˈzɪmɪəs) /

adjective

rare select and distinguished; eminent

Derived forms of eximious

eximiously, adverb

Word Origin for eximious

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