sur·​pass·​ing sər-ˈpa-siŋ How to pronounce surpassing (audio)
: greatly exceeding others : of a very high degree
surpassingly adverb

Examples of surpassing in a Sentence

a woman of surpassing grace and beauty

Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surpassing was in 1566

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Cite this Entry

“Surpassing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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