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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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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18 Jan 2020

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“Exceedingly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceedingly. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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