Definition of exceptional
exceptionalityplay \ik-ˌsep-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
Examples of exceptional in a Sentence
We're bending the rules for this exceptional situation.
an exceptional student in math
The seafood dishes at this restaurant are exceptional.
a separate school for exceptional children
Recent Examples of exceptional from the Web
C.J. Miles, 6-6, small forward Pacers fans are familiar with Miles, who had an exceptional season last year despite playing multiple positions.
WANTS TO SILENCE THE CRITICS: An exceptional talent but easily combustible, the Giants’ wideout took steps this offseason to follow the advice of his general manager and grow up.
There are very talented professionals at CNN who are not named Chris Cillizza who have done exceptional work covering this White House's various alleged misdeeds.
Vaughan said the power to pardon is meant to be used sparingly for exceptional cases, which is one reason why some states do not let governors make a decision to pardon alone.
Conjoined twins are an even more exceptional occurrence.
This and a handful of the neighboring homes were constructed by the same master craftsman (Lawrence Reese), so there's a cohesion to the homes that makes this part of Darlington exceptional and unique.
Undecided Key Stats: 286 kills, 44 percent hitting efficiency, 146 digs, 25 aces On a team loaded with offensive weapons, Stevens' high level of play was exceptional.
Durant, who was exceptional in the first half, scoring 21 points while shooting 7 of 10 from the field, made a 3-pointer to push the lead to 15.
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First Known Use of exceptional
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Definition of exceptional for English Language Learners
: not usual : unusual or uncommon
: unusually good : much better than average
: mentally or physically disabled
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