Meaning of EXCEPTIONAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪksepʃən(ə)l ]


You use exceptional to describe someone or something that has a particular quality, usually a good quality, to an unusually high degree.

...children with exceptional ability...

His translation is exceptional in its poetic quality.

= extraordinary

ADJ [ approval ]

• ex‧cep‧tion‧al‧ly

He’s an exceptionally talented dancer...

= extremely

ADV : ADV adj / adv


Exceptional situations and incidents are unusual and only likely to happen very infrequently. ( FORMAL )

School governors have the discretion to allow parents to withdraw pupils in exceptional circumstances.

= unusual


• ex‧cep‧tion‧al‧ly

Exceptionally, in times of emergency, we may send a team of experts...

ADV : ADV with cl

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