Meaning of EXCEPTIONAL in English

EXCEPTIONAL

adj. 1 special, unusual, especial, out of the ordinary, extraordinary, uncommon, rare, singular; strange, irregular, aberrant, odd, peculiar, anomalous The candlesticks turned out to be of exceptional value He insisted that rainstorms in the Sahara were not exceptional. 2 gifted, talented, superior, outstanding, above average, excellent, prodigious, extraordinary Your child is exceptional, Mrs Einstein 3 handicapped, below average, deficient, Brit ESN (='educationally subnormal') The boy attends a school for exceptional children

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