exceedingly

adverb
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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Already racking up close to 100 thousand likes in under five hours, Her Majesty’s social media debut has proved exceedingly popular. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The Queen Makes Her First Instagram Post in a Millennial Power Color," 7 Mar. 2019 Yet again, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made an exceedingly adorable appearance together. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Just Joked About Having More Babies with Meghan Markle," 5 Mar. 2019 However, the agency maintains that such inspections are exceedingly rare. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport," 18 Dec. 2018 On Instagram, Reese Witherspoon created the exceedingly popular @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine, which has amassed more than 568,000 Instagram followers. Haley Velasco, WSJ, "Too Busy for a Book Club? Join an Online Version," 11 July 2018 This makes preparing a vaccine (only about 50% effective in the best of circumstances) exceedingly difficult and is one reason that a flu shot is an annual ritual. William F. Bynum, WSJ, "‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ Review: Fire, Ice or Virus?," 4 Jan. 2019 But the surface temperature on Titan is exceedingly cold: −180 degrees Celsius. Carolyn Porco, Scientific American, "Cassini at Saturn: A Retrospective," 1 Oct. 2017 A bird strike that is serious enough to damage an engine is exceedingly rare, but doesn't result in a full-on emergency. Allen St. John, Popular Mechanics, "What Went Right: Revisiting Captain "Sully" Sullenberger and the Miracle on the Hudson," 15 Jan. 2019 However, the agency maintains that such inspections are exceedingly rare. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport," 18 Dec. 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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exceedingly

adverb
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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