Synonyms of exceptional in English:
1 meteorologists described the drought as exceptional
unusual, uncommon, abnormal, atypical, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, out of the way, rare, singular, unprecedented, unexpected, surprising;
strange, odd, queer, bizarre, freakish, anomalous, peculiar, inconsistent, deviant, divergent, aberrant, unheard of;
British out of the common
[Antonyms] usual, normal
2 we were taught by men of quite exceptional ability
outstanding, extraordinary, remarkable, unusually good, special, especial, excellent, phenomenal, prodigious;
unequalled, unparalleled, unrivalled, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, unexcelled, peerless, matchless, second to none, in a league of their own, first-rate, first-class, of the first order, of the first water
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