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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;
    dated seldom
    rare unexampled
    [Antonyms] usual, normal
  • 2 we were taught by men of quite exceptional ability
    outstanding, extraordinary, remarkable, unusually good, special, especial, excellent, phenomenal, prodigious;
    informal A1, top-notch, tip-top, stellar
    [Antonyms] average
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