Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
‘What an exceptional flower!’;
Of the highest quality; splendid.
Better than the average; superior due to exception or rarity.
‘The quality of the beer was exceptional.’;
Exceptionally good of its kind.
(geometry) Corresponding to something of lower dimension under a birational correspondence.
‘an exceptional curve; an exceptional divisor’;
Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
An exception, or something having an exceptional value
Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior.
‘This particular spot had exceptional advantages.’;
Excelling; surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good sense; superior; as, an excellent man, artist, citizen, husband, discourse, book, song, etc.; excellent breeding, principles, aims, action.
‘To love . . . What I see excellent in good or fair.’;
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’;
Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality; - used with words of a bad significance.
‘Their sorrows are most excellent.’;
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?’;
Excellently; eminently; exceedingly.
deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence;
‘special educational provisions for exceptional children’;
of the highest quality;
‘made an excellent speech’; ‘the school has excellent teachers’; ‘a first-class mind’;
unusual; not typical
‘late claims will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances’;
extremely good; outstanding
‘their results are excellent’; ‘the lorry was in excellent condition’;
unusually good; outstanding
‘a child of exceptional ability’;
used to indicate approval or pleasure
‘‘What a lovely idea! Excellent!’’;
an item in a company's accounts arising from its normal activity but much larger or smaller than usual.