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exceptional

ex·cep·tion·al

exceptional

 
pronunciation:
ihk sep sh nl
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: different, unusual, or out of the ordinary.
Snow is exceptional in this part of the world.
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synonyms:
extraordinary, notable, rare, remarkable, uncommon, unusual
antonyms:
average, everyday, general, natural, normal, usual
similar words:
great, memorable, particular, scarce, special, unique
definition 2: excellent or outstanding.
She gave an exceptional performance on her violin.
synonyms:
excellent, fine, outstanding, splendid, super, superior, tremendous, wonderful
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
ace, fantastic, golden, great, memorable, out of this world, quality, rare, superb, superlative, terrific
derivation: exceptionally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word exceptional contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.