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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Brett Kavanaugh, appointed by Donald Trump and reviled by liberals, wrote an opinion for the unanimous court: The exceedingly narrow question in this case concerns remaining-in burglary. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The latest US Supreme Court rulings are blowing up pundits’ predictions," 15 June 2019 The supervisor of elections runs all the elections in the county, a job that can bring immense scrutiny because of the county’s relatively large size — the third most populous in Florida — and the state’s pattern of exceedingly close elections. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, "FAU instructor who taught ‘stomp on Jesus’ lesson is a South Florida candidate in 2020 election," 14 June 2019 As usual, the duke put in an exceedingly suave appearance, donning a chic navy suit with a white shirt. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Couldn't Stop Smiling As He Attended a Garden Party Solo," 14 June 2019 That’s because the artist’s famed sfumato technique—a blurring of outlines—gives the painting an ethereal quality that is exceedingly hard to mimic on a sentient face. Claudia Kalb, National Geographic, "See where Leonardo da Vinci still walks the streets," 6 June 2019 In the past decade, that system has worked exceedingly well, turning out players such as Kylian Mbappe, 20, the star of France’s world championship men’s team. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Women’s World Cup: France’s growing diversity is the foundation of its soccer success," 5 June 2019 Crocker was born to an exceedingly wealthy California family in 1863, a time when women were expected to be docile and content to reside quietly in the background of public life. Kate Siber, Outside Online, "The Bohemian Heiress Who Shattered 19th-Century Taboos," 24 Apr. 2018 Benefactor Pat Ryan is both exceedingly generous and hands off. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Big Ten will reveal its new commissioner Tuesday — and Kevin Warren is the choice, reports say," 3 June 2019 Natural pearls are the exceedingly rare and basically extinct species that yield prices in the millions at auction. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Natural Pearl That Once Belonged to a Spanish Princess Is For Sale," 14 May 2019

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1535, in the meaning defined above

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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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