surpassing

[ ser-pas-ing, -pah-sing ]
/ sərˈpæs ɪŋ, -ˈpɑ sɪŋ /

adjective

of a large amount or high degree; exceeding, excelling, or extraordinary: structures of surpassing magnificence.

adverb

in a surpassing manner; extraordinarily.

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Origin of surpassing

First recorded in 1570–80; surpass + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM surpassing

sur·pass·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for surpassing

surpassing
/ (sɜːˈpɑːsɪŋ) /

adjective

exceptional; extraordinary

adverb

obsolete, or poetic (intensifier)surpassing fair

Derived forms of surpassing

surpassingly, adverb
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