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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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Only the rare and exceptional genius of Vergil and Milton could use the Homeric medium without loss of individuality: and this quality none of the later epic poets seem to have possessed.
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.
Helen is a very exceptional person--I am sure you will let me say this, feeling towards her as you do--indeed, all the Schlegels are exceptional.
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.
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.
I thought him a trifle excited, which surprised me, for he had a reputation for exceptional coolness, even in moments of sudden and imminent peril.
He had heard that women often did care for ugly and ordinary men, but he did not believe it, for he judged by himself, and he could not himself have loved any but beautiful, mysterious, and exceptional women.
Madame," I burst out, "I don't know where a question of friendship comes in here with a person whom you yourself call so exceptional.
To be so great and to remain so accessible to the affection of one's fellow-men is the mark of exceptional humanity.
People are always too clever with their eldest children and try to make something exceptional of them," said the visitor.
We know that Ernest Everhard was an exceptionally strong man, but not so exceptional as his wife thought him to be.
The bold attempt had miscarried by a fortuitous circumstance; and unless by some exceptional event, they could now never reach the moon's disc.

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