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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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 In 2006, when then President George W. Bush was exceedingly unpopular because of the Iraq war and the administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina, Democrats benefited mightily. Anthony Man, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Northeast Broward is major 2018 Democrat vs. Republican battleground," 23 June 2018 But the two with the most at stake politically — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Republican Gov. Rick Scott — stepped lightly, hoping to avoid any political minefields in their exceedingly close 2018 election contest. Anthony Man, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Florida leaders divided over Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court," 10 July 2018 The present consensus among analysts is that Wall Street’s worst fear (at least, in the context of Tuesday’s events) — an Italian debt default — remains exceedingly unlikely. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Dow Drops Nearly 400 Points, Amid Rising Political Instability," 29 May 2018 The Twitter missive was an acknowledgment that the legislative branch is unlikely to accomplish much without an historic and exceedingly unlikely rules change. Bloomberg.com, "Trump’s Governing Just Like Obama With Congress Gridlocked," 3 Apr. 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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