ex·​ceed·​ing·​ly ik-ˈsē-diŋ-lē How to pronounce exceedingly (audio)
variants or less commonly exceeding
: to an extreme degree : extremely

Examples of exceedingly in a Sentence

The weather was exceedingly cold. The crime rate is exceedingly high.
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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exceedingly was in 1535

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“Exceedingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceedingly. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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ex·​ceed·​ing·​ly ik-ˈsēd-iŋ-lē How to pronounce exceedingly (audio)
variants also exceeding
: to a very great degree : extremely
an exceedingly fine job

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