ex·​ceed·​ing ik-ˈsē-diŋ How to pronounce exceeding (audio)
: exceptional in amount, quality, or degree

Examples of exceeding in a Sentence

accepted the apology with exceeding graciousness
Recent Examples on the Web Students in the ready and exceeding categories are counted as proficient. Trisha Powell Crain, AL.com, 30 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exceeding was in the 15th century

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“Exceeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceeding. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


ex·​ceed·​ing ik-ˈsēd-iŋ How to pronounce exceeding (audio)
: exceptional sense 2, extraordinary
exceeding darkness

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