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exemplary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of exemplary

  1. 1 constituting, serving as, or worthy of being a pattern to be imitated as a hospital volunteer you have given exemplary service to your community Synonyms archetypal (also archetypical), classic, definitive, model, imitable, paradigmatic, quintessential, textbookRelated Words ideal, nonpareil, special, unique; absolute, flawless, impeccable, perfect; A-OK, A1, bang-up, banner, capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, excellent, fabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), nifty, par excellence, prime, primo [slang], sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful; exceptional, fancy, high-gradeNear Antonyms bad, low-grade, poor, substandard, unsatisfactory; atrocious, execrable, vile, wretched; deficient, disappointing, failed, inadequate, inferior; average, normal, ordinary, representative, typical; mediocre, second-class, second-rate

  2. 2 serving as or offering a warning armies have traditionally used public execution as an exemplary punishment for the crime of desertion Synonyms admonishing, admonitory, cautioning, cautionary, monitory, premonitory, warningRelated Words didactic, moralistic, moralizing; advisory, counseling (or counselling); punishing, punitive

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