ex·​ceed·​ing·​ly | \ ik-ˈsē-diŋ-lē How to pronounce exceedingly (audio) \
variants: or less commonly exceeding \ ik-​ˈsē-​diŋ How to pronounce exceeding (audio) \

Definition of exceedingly

: to an extreme degree : extremely

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Examples of exceedingly in a Sentence

The weather was exceedingly cold. The crime rate is exceedingly high.

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Benefactor Pat Ryan is both exceedingly generous and hands off. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Big Ten will reveal its new commissioner Tuesday — and Kevin Warren is the choice, reports say," 3 June 2019 Natural pearls are the exceedingly rare and basically extinct species that yield prices in the millions at auction. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Natural Pearl That Once Belonged to a Spanish Princess Is For Sale," 14 May 2019 His fifth photo, released in July 2018, showed the prince looking exceedingly smart in a white shirt. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte's Fourth Birthday Portraits Have So Much in Common with Prince Louis's Photos," 1 May 2019 But everything went exceedingly well and the satellite ended up in the proper orbit. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "SpaceX launches mega rocket, lands all 3 boosters," 14 Apr. 2019 My parents have been on both sides of being financially very stable and also exceedingly poor. Marie Claire, "A Massachusetts Couple With Independent Finances and a "Lucy and Desi" Approach," 18 Apr. 2019 The doc also gives you a great look into the highly skilled, exceedingly difficult world of beer tasting. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "We Made a Beer Documentary and You Can Pre-Order It Now," 27 Feb. 2019 Some colors, such as pink, blue, red, orange, and green are exceedingly rare; others, like yellow, brown, and black, are more widely available. J. Lo's pink diamond? Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Jennifer Lopez's Pink Diamond Made Her an Engagement Ring Influencer," 23 Mar. 2019 Either way, the phones have proven exceedingly important to police work and can often times get officers information far more quickly than legacy systems like radios. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "How the NYPD Is Using Apple iPhones to Fight Crime in New York City," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of exceedingly

1535, in the meaning defined above

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ex·​ceed·​ing·​ly | \ ik-ˈsē-diŋ-lē How to pronounce exceedingly (audio) \

Kids Definition of exceedingly

: to a very great degree He's exceedingly happy.

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