Definition of surpassing in English:

surpassing

Line breaks: sur¦pass|ing
Pronunciation: /səˈpɑːsɪŋ
 
, səˈpasɪŋ/

adjective

dated or literary
Incomparable or outstanding: a picture of surpassing beauty
More example sentences
  • Frequently incorrect, occasionally even inaccurate, he nevertheless stirs orchestras into producing sounds of surpassing beauty, using wildly unconventional hand movements that even he cannot reproduce when not conducting.
  • Many people know the story of Padmini, the queen of Chittaur, whose surpassing beauty led Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi, to wage a ruthless war.
  • They will enter a hall of surpassing beauty, with walls of Douglas fir that flow as elegantly as the lines of a fine instrument, a space as soulful in its way as the cathedral's nave.
Synonyms
informal fabulous, fantastic, stupendous, out of this world, terrific, tremendous, awesome, stellar
literary wondrous

Derivatives

surpassingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The small pursed mouth was gracefully opened to shape surpassingly sweet words.
  • He was always cool - and not because he adapted his personality to meet the definitions of the era, but because he was surpassingly cool.
  • This could only be achieved by a surpassingly brilliant editor.

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