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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Another exceedingly rare, perhaps impossible, exception applies to anyone who gets to the border through far-flung countries, such as North Korea and Myanmar, which have not signed international agreements on refugees and torture. Los Angeles Times, "Asylum officers receive last-minute guidance on implementing sweeping border policy change," 15 July 2019 Now, though, those two worlds are merging, with a tiny, exceedingly simple robot modeled after larval jellyfish that can scoot around untethered like the real thing. Matt Simon, WIRED, "This Jellyfish Robot Is Much More Than Just a Good Swimmer," 2 July 2019 At night, the king-sized, pillow-top beds were exceedingly comfortable. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Glamping at The Fields in Michigan includes tents with electricity, bathrooms and wood-fired stoves," 28 June 2019 Girardot missed a few weeks with a broken finger but still played at an exceedingly high level and provided sturdy leadership. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "So close: OPRF softball falls just short of 4A sectional crown," 4 June 2019 The implementation of the amendment could have implications for election results in Florida, a state that is home to exceedingly close elections. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, "Politics, morality, law and order wrapped up in Florida dispute over which convicted felons can vote," 1 July 2019 Even the most advanced power plant ever conceived — a massive experimental nuclear fusion project now under construction in France — is essentially just an exceedingly complex boiler. Tim Folger, Discover Magazine, "Steam Power: Still Moving Us, Even in the 21st Century," 30 June 2019 That doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to improve what’s already an exceedingly dangerous squad. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets narrow focus to several key positions in free agency," 30 June 2019 Athenas faced an exceedingly challenging childhood. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How Angel Athenas Became One of the Strongest Special Olympics Powerlifters in the World," 26 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce exceedingly (audio) \

Kids Definition of exceedingly

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

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