surpassing

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adjective sur·pass·ing \sər-ˈpa-siŋ\

Definition of surpassing

  1. :  greatly exceeding others :  of a very high degree

surpassingly

adverb

Examples of surpassing in a sentence

  1. a woman of surpassing grace and beauty

1566

First Known Use of surpassing

1566


SURPASSING Defined for English Language Learners

surpassing

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adjective sur·pass·ing \sər-ˈpa-siŋ\

Definition of surpassing for English Language Learners

  • : very great : to a much greater degree than others



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