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

Examples of exceedingly in a Sentence

The weather was exceedingly cold. The crime rate is exceedingly high.
Recent Examples on the Web Lawmakers on the left have been at loggerheads with Republicans over those claims, arguing voter fraud is exceedingly rare, and that laws to restrict voting rights are unnecessarily burdensome and suppress young and minority voters. Brian Bushard, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 On the surface, these two exceedingly different, seemingly incompatible operas have little in common. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024 In addition to the special status France’s cultural male elite enjoy in their ability to promote the country’s soft power, says Dr. Sellier, French celebrities can also count on an exceedingly slow legal system. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Feb. 2024 If dark matter turns out to be dark gravitons, which are exceedingly weakly interacting, Vafa said, that won’t change. Steve Nadis, WIRED, 25 Feb. 2024 As the cost of living has skyrocketed, wages have hardly kept pace, and the job market has only looked exceedingly grimmer. Jane Thier, Fortune, 24 Feb. 2024 After a chance encounter on campus, Keoghan’s character Oliver Quick soon becomes obsessed with his beautiful, charming and exceedingly rich classmate Felix (played by Jacob Elordi) and attempts to infiltrate the impossible world of British high society. Leah Dolan, CNN, 23 Feb. 2024 And that left an exceedingly small pool of companies that were growing enough to even entertain leases averaging $1,000 per square foot. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2024 And yet writer-director Matthias Glasner’s crisscrossing family drama manages to be exceedingly funny, often in some of its darkest moments, as well as expectedly sad. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exceedingly was in 1535

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“Exceedingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceedingly. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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ex·​ceed·​ing·​ly ik-ˈsēd-iŋ-lē How to pronounce exceedingly (audio)
variants also exceeding
: to a very great degree : extremely
an exceedingly fine job

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