exceptional

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /es-θp-sɧʋn-l/
  • (US) IPA: /x-cẽp-shuŋ-l/
  • (file)

Adjective[change]

Positive
exceptional

Comparative
more exceptional

Superlative
most exceptional

  1. (uncountable) Very good; outstanding.
    I scored ninety percent on the test. My parents thought it exceptional, for math was a difficult subject for me.
  2. (uncountable) Unexpected.
    Under exceptional circumstances, the elder allowed the child to stay outside past his curfew.