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Exceptional vs. Excellent — What's the Difference?

Exceptional vs. Excellent — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Exceptional and Excellent

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Exceptional

Unusual; not typical
Late claims will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances
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Excellent

Extremely good; outstanding
Their results are excellent
The lorry was in excellent condition
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Exceptional

An item in a company's accounts arising from its normal activity but much larger or smaller than usual.
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Excellent

Used to indicate approval or pleasure
‘What a lovely idea! Excellent!’
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Exceptional

Being an exception; uncommon
This town is exceptional for the region in having a high tax rate.
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Excellent

Of the highest or finest quality; exceptionally good for its kind
Enjoyed an excellent meal at the restaurant.
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Exceptional

Well above average; extraordinary
An exceptional memory.
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Excellent

(Archaic) Being so to an extreme degree.
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Exceptional

Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability
Special educational provisions for exceptional children.
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Excellent

Having excelled, having surpassed.
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Exceptional

Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
What an exceptional flower!
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Excellent

Of higher or the highest quality; splendid.
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Exceptional

Better than the average; superior due to exception or rarity.
The quality of the beer was exceptional.
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Excellent

Exceptionally good of its kind.
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Exceptional

(geometry) Corresponding to something of lower dimension under a birational correspondence.
An exceptional curve; an exceptional divisor
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Excellent

Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
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Exceptional

An exception, or something having an exceptional value
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Excellent

(obsolete) Excellently.
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Exceptional

Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior.
This particular spot had exceptional advantages.
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Excellent

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.
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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
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Excellent

Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality; - used with words of a bad significance.
Their sorrows are most excellent.
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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?
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Excellent

Excellently; eminently; exceedingly.
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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
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Excellent

Of the highest quality;
Made an excellent speech
The school has excellent teachers
A first-class mind
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