surpassing

[ser-pas-ing, -pah-sing]

adjective

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

adverb

in a surpassing manner; extraordinarily.

Nearby words

  1. surmount,
  2. surmountable,
  3. surmullet,
  4. surname,
  5. surpass,
  6. surplice,
  7. surplus,
  8. surplus value,
  9. surplusage,
  10. surprint

Origin of surpassing

First recorded in 1570–80; surpass + -ing2

Related formssur·pass·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for surpassingly

surpassing

adjective

exceptional; extraordinary

adverb

obsolete, or poetic (intensifier)surpassing fair
Derived Formssurpassingly, adverb

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