Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

exceptionalism

play
noun ex·cep·tion·al·ism \ik-ˈsep-shnə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-nə-\

Definition of exceptionalism

  1. :  the condition of being different from the norm; also :  a theory expounding the exceptionalism especially of a nation or region

exceptionalist

play \-list\ adjective



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up exceptionalism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of striking ability or excellence

Get Word of the Day daily email!