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ex·cep·tion·al

 (ĭk-sĕp′shə-nəl)
adj.
1. Being an exception; uncommon: This town is exceptional for the region in having a high tax rate.
2. Well above average; extraordinary: an exceptional memory.
3. Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability: special educational provisions for exceptional children.

ex·cep′tion·al′i·ty, ex·cep′tion·al·ness n.
ex·cep′tion·al·ly (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) adv.

exceptional

(ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl)
adj
1. forming an exception; not ordinary
2. having much more than average intelligence, ability, or skill
exˈceptionally adv

ex•cep•tion•al

(ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nl)

adj.
1. forming an exception or rare instance; unusual; extraordinary.
2. unusually excellent; superior.
3. (of a schoolchild)
a. intellectually gifted.
b. physically or esp. mentally handicapped to an extent that special schooling is required.
[1840–50]
ex•cep`tion•al′i•ty, ex•cep′tion•al•ness, n.
ex•cep′tion•al•ly, adv.
ex•cep′tive, adj.
ex•cep′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exceptional - 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"
2.exceptional - surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"
uncommon - not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"
3.exceptional - deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence; "special educational provisions for exceptional children"
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
abnormal - departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development; "they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal"; "an abnormal personality"

exceptional

exceptional

adjective
Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary:
Informal: standout.
Translations
إسْتِثْنائي، نادِر، خارِقاِسْتِثْنَائِيّ
výjimečný
eneståendeexceptionelusædvanlig
poikkeuksellinentavatonerinomainenharvinainen
izuzetan
kivételesrendkívüli
stórkostlegur
例外的な
예외적인
izjemen
exceptionell
ดีเป็นพิเศษ
đặc biệt

exceptional

[ɪkˈsepʃənl]
A. ADJ [courage, ability, circumstances] → excepcional; [achievement, performance] → extraordinario, excepcional
your wife was a most exceptional womansu esposa era una mujer de lo más excepcional
B. CPD exceptional child N (US) (Scol) (= gifted) → niño/a m/f superdotado/a; (= handicapped) → niño/a m/f que requiere una atención diferenciada

exceptional

[ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl] adj
(= outstanding) → exceptionnel(le)
(= abnormal) → exceptionnel(le)
in exceptional circumstances → dans des circonstances exceptionnelles

exceptional

adj
(= outstanding) person, talent, achievementaußergewöhnlich, außerordentlich; (= outstandingly good) teacher, quality, performance etchervorragend; (= outstandingly high) value, amountaußergewöhnlich hoch; of exceptional quality/talent/value/courageaußergewöhnlich gut/talentiert/wertvoll/mutig; an exceptional amount of moneyaußergewöhnlich viel Geld; it takes exceptional couragedazu gehört außergewöhnlich viel Mut; his work is exceptional in its poetic qualityseine Werke sind von einer außergewöhnlichen Poesie
(= unusual) circumstances, situation, powersaußergewöhnlich; person, weatherungewöhnlich; exceptional caseAusnahmefall m; in exceptional cases, in or under exceptional circumstancesin Ausnahmefällen; exceptional child (US Sch) → hochbegabtes Kind

exceptional

[ɪkˈsɛpʃənl] adjeccezionale; (unusual) → insolito/a

except

(ikˈsept) preposition
leaving out; not including. They're all here except him; Your essay was good except that it was too long.
verb
to leave out or exclude.
exˈcepted adjective
all European countries, Denmark excepted (= except Denmark).
exˈcepting preposition
leaving out or excluding. Those cars are all reliable, excepting the old red one.
exˈception (-ʃən) noun
1. something or someone not included. They all work hard, without exception; With the exception of Jim we all went home early.
2. something not according to the rule. We normally eat nothing at lunchtime, but Sunday is an exception.
exˈceptional adjective
(negative unexceptional) unusual; remarkable. exceptional loyalty; His ability is exceptional.
exˈceptionally adverb
unusually. exceptionally stupid.
except for
1. apart from. We enjoyed the holiday except for the expense.
2. except. Except for John, they all arrived punctually.
take exception to/at
to object to. The old lady took exception to the rudeness of the children.

exceptional

اِسْتِثْنَائِيّ výjimečný enestående ausnehmend εξαιρετικός excepcional poikkeuksellinen exceptionnel izuzetan eccezionale 例外的な 예외적인 exceptioneel uvanlig wyjątkowy excecional, excepcional исключительный exceptionell ดีเป็นพิเศษ müstesna đặc biệt 杰出的
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Her most intimate friend at school had been one of rather exceptional intellectual gifts, who wrote fine-sounding essays, which Edna admired and strove to imitate; and with her she talked and glowed over the English classics, and sometimes held religious and political controversies.
The girl's was not one of those natures which are most attracted by what is strange and exceptional in human character.
But her beauty as a young woman had passed beyond the average national limits; and she still preserved the advantage of her more exceptional personal gifts.
In the outermost room were half a dozen exceptional people who had had, for a few years, some vague misgiving in them that things in general were going rather wrong.
My state of mind, as I have described it, began before I was up in the morning, and lasted long after the subject had died out, and had ceased to be mentioned saving on exceptional occasions.
It was fifteen years since Silas Marner had first come to Raveloe; he was then simply a pallid young man, with prominent short-sighted brown eyes, whose appearance would have had nothing strange for people of average culture and experience, but for the villagers near whom he had come to settle it had mysterious peculiarities which corresponded with the exceptional nature of his occupation, and his advent from an unknown region called "North'ard".
It may be that the exceptional surroundings in which we found ourselves, in the midst of an incredible silence, impressed us to an unusual extent.
The fact that Mademoiselle Cormon had flung herself headlong into marriage without succeeding in being married, made everybody laugh at her; but when they learned the exceptional position in which the sternness of her religious principles placed her, all the world admired her.
The little party of warriors was led by Kovudoo, the chief; a middle-aged savage of exceptional cunning and bravery.
A good cause might turn the scale with me, for may not I too be of an exceptional brain, congenitally?
For by deviating in exceptional cases from the normal idiom, the language will gain distinction; while, at the same time, the partial conformity with usage will give perspicuity.
It was perfectly clear that the Signor Sinbad, Franz's host, had the honor of being on excellent terms with the smugglers and bandits along the whole coast of the Mediterranean, and so enjoyed exceptional privileges.

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