Meaning of EXCEPTIONAL in English

EXCEPTIONAL

1.

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

...children with ~ ability...

His translation is ~ in its poetic quality.

= extraordinary

ADJ approval

~ly

He’s an ~ly talented dancer...

= extremely

ADV: ADV adj/adv

2.

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 ~ circumstances.

= unusual

ADJ

~ly

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

ADV: ADV with cl

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