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Extreme; extraordinary: a night of exceeding darkness.
adv. Archaic


very great; exceptional or excessive
an archaic word for exceedingly


(ɪkˈsi dɪŋ)

1. extraordinary; exceptional.
2. Archaic. exceedingly.
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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"


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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HARDLY had that ancient order, the Sultans of Exceeding Splendour, been completely founded by the Grand Flashing Inaccessible, when a question arose as to what should be the title of address among the members.
1-17) Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden- helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth
Then Cathbad the Druid, who was also at the feast, became exceeding sad.
For they knew that when the King learned that fair Deirdre had been stolen from him, he would be exceeding wrathful.
This was a long and fatiguing march, through an exceeding fertile country, remarkable for fine springs and streams of water.
An exceeding fierce battle immediately began, for about fifteen minutes, when we, being over-powered by numbers, were obliged to retreat, with the loss of sixty-seven men; seven of whom were taken prisoners.
The reader may guess what sorrow filled the hearts of the inhabitants, exceeding any thing that I am able to describe.
And to the question asked by Ecclesiastes three thousand years ago, "That which is far off and exceeding deep, who can find it out?
a) A tax of rupees 70, 000 will be levied on the Motor car with engine capacity exceeding 1300 cc and not exceeding 1500 cc
45,000 for joint returns, less 25 percent of AMTI exceeding $150,000 (no exemption if AMTI is $330,000 or more);
Leading Rein Pony, Mare or Gelding, four years old and over, not exceeding 122 cms: 1, Templeton Stables, Cosford Persica; 2, Emmersons, Barkway Happy Returns; 3, Mrs A Dawson-Coates, Highlawn Penny Royal; 4, Shuttleworth, Chinook Citrine; 5, Miss S Heslop, Farthanwood Peek-a-Boo.
The Service has issued a new form, 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats and Planes, for donations of these items exceeding $500.