HyperDic: exceptional

English > 3 senses of the word exceptional:
ADJECTIVEallexceptional, exceeding, olympian, prodigious, surpassingfar beyond what is usual / usual in magnitude or degree
allexceptional, especial, particular, specialsurpassing what is common or usual or expected
allexceptionaldeviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability
exceptional > pronunciation
Soundsihkseh'pshahnahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > exceptional: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFar beyond what is usual / usual in magnitude or degree.
Example "an exceptional memory"
Synonymsexceeding, olympian, prodigious, surpassing
BroaderextraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
Spanishexcepcional, extraordinario, extremo
Catalanexcepcional, extraordinari, extrem
Nounsexceptionan instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
Adverbsexceptionallyto an exceptional degree
English > exceptional: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningSurpassing what is common or usual or expected.
Example "exceptional kindness"
Synonymsespecial, particular, special
Broaderuncommonnot common or ordinarily encountered
Spanishespecial, excepcional, particular
Catalanespecial, excepcional, particular
English > exceptional: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdeviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence.
Example"special educational provisions for exceptional children"
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Broaderabnormaldeparting from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
Spanishexcepcional
Catalanexcepcional

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