exceeding


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ex·ceed·ing

 (ĭk-sē′dĭng)
adj.
Extreme; extraordinary: a night of exceeding darkness.
adv. Archaic
Exceedingly.

exceeding

(ɪkˈsiːdɪŋ)
adj
very great; exceptional or excessive
adv
an archaic word for exceedingly

ex•ceed•ing

(ɪkˈsi dɪŋ)

adj.
1. extraordinary; exceptional.
adv.
2. Archaic. exceedingly.
[1485–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exceeding - far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

exceeding

adjective extraordinary, great, huge, vast, enormous, superior, excessive, exceptional, surpassing, superlative, pre-eminent, streets ahead His exceeding politeness masked his annoyance.
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What can be more fitting and consolatory, than to offer up evening praise, after a day of such exceeding jeopardy
This was a long and fatiguing march, through an exceeding fertile country, remarkable for fine springs and streams of water.
Nay, please your worship," answered the man, in much perplexity, but with a backwardness that strikingly indicated the hard and severe character of Colonel Pyncheon's domestic rule; "my master's orders were exceeding strict; and, as your worship knows, he permits of no discretion in the obedience of those who owe him service.
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I know that this queer adventure of the Gay-Header's will be sure to seem incredible to some landsmen, though they themselves may have either seen or heard of some one's falling into a cistern ashore; an accident which not seldom happens, and with much less reason too than the Indian's, considering the exceeding slipperiness of the curb of the Sperm Whale's well.
Having inherited from his mother an exceeding delicacy of constitution, he was, at the instance of physicians, during many years of his boyhood, sent to the care of his uncle in Vermont, in order that his constitution might, be strengthened by the cold of a more bracing climate.
To those monks that pump was a good deal of a miracle itself, and they were full of wonder over it; and of admiration, too, of the exceeding effectiveness of its performance.
Fully clothed, and wrapped in blankets, and huddled ourselves up, by the window, with lighted pipes, and fell into chat, while we waited in exceeding comfort to see how an Alpine sunrise was going to look by candlelight.
I could never point out any thing at the Great House, no matter how beautiful or powerful, but that he had seen something at Baltimore far exceeding, both in beauty and strength, the object which I pointed out to him.
However, it was an exceeding good, pretty letter, and gave Mr.
I shall have no fortune, and I fancy she is an exceeding proud woman.
Seen by the dim light of the dips, their number to me appeared countless, though not in reality exceeding eighty; they were uniformly dressed in brown stuff frocks of quaint fashion, and long holland pinafores.