Definition of exceeding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsiːdɪŋ/
Pronunciation: /ɛkˈsiːdɪŋ/


Very great: she spoke warmly of his exceeding kindness
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  • At about 3 a.m., Wesley wrote, ‘the power of God came mightily upon us, insomuch that many cried for exceeding joy, and many fell to the ground.’
  • This would be ‘a device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanised so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility’.
  • As you can imagine, he was in an exceeding amount of pain and was suffering from internal bleeding.


[as submodifier]
Extremely; exceedingly: an ale of exceeding poor quality
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  • The problem is that there is too much debt of exceeding poor quality.
  • In ordinary circumstances a difficult enough task; in the circumstances of Sunday's defeat, with the cup of victory within reach only to be dashed from the grasp, Holmes faces an exceeding tough task.
  • Should I discover a need for anything more weighty at some future time I'll see what I can find in the second-hand bookshops - theology and philosophy books are exceeding expensive to buy new.

Words that rhyme with exceeding

leading, misleading, pleading, reeding, self-feeding, sheading, unheeding

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