ex·​ceed·​ing·​ly | \ik-ˈsē-diŋ-lē \
variants: or less commonly exceeding \ ik-​ˈsē-​diŋ \

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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Rebuilding the country will be exceedingly difficult. Thomas Juneau, Washington Post, "Why Iran’s involvement in Syria may backfire," 12 June 2018 Creating a coherent branching narrative of this scope would be exceedingly difficult for even the most experienced and accomplished Hollywood scriptwriter. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Detroit: Become Human review: Robotic in all of the wrong ways," 24 May 2018 That’s an exceedingly high number of individuals to stress out with a false positive result. Catharine Wang, BostonGlobe.com, "The dodgy world of do-it-yourself genetics," 18 May 2018 To say that Paramount has recently been a quiet place would be exceedingly kind. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, "‘A Quiet Place’ Is a Huge No. 1 at the Box Office, Boosting Paramount," 8 Apr. 2018 The document, filed July 9, claimed the United States was unfairly singling out Chinese products and breaking WTO rules with exceedingly high levies. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "China tells the U.S. to stop hurting itself in the trade war," 11 July 2018 To tell a story in a world that is both fantastical and exceedingly familiar requires a keen attention to detail and a deep understanding of the source material. Samantha Powell, The Cut, "Sorry to Bother You’s Costume Designer on Dressing Tessa Thompson," 10 July 2018 But don’t be fooled by size—these microscopic, single-cell organisms are surprisingly hardy and exceedingly destructive. Kim Steutermann Rogers, Smithsonian, "How the Tiniest of Parasites is Taking Down the Mightiest of Monk Seals," 9 July 2018 The intimate surroundings are exceedingly humble — no food or alcohol service, no air conditioning, just fans that help cool things down a bit on hot and humid summer nights. Randy Lewis, latimes.com, "The American ideal in music for July 4? Think Preservation Hall in New Orleans," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of exceedingly

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exceedingly was in 1535

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ex·​ceed·​ing·​ly | \ik-ˈsē-diŋ-lē \

Kids Definition of exceedingly

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

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