Definition of exceedingly in English:



  • 1[as submodifier] Extremely.

    ‘the team played exceedingly well’
    • ‘These masses usually stand out in relief, are exceedingly diversified in form, and often of immense altitude.’
    • ‘The soft anatomy is lacking except for exceedingly, exceedingly rare fossil finds.’
    • ‘The wheels of justice, we often hear, grind exceedingly slow but fine.’
    • ‘Audience participation and influence over media content development is still exceedingly limited.’
    • ‘It is true that in esoteric matters, it is exceedingly difficult to decide which side is right.’
    • ‘Both teams looked exceedingly sharp even after the two and a half week Christmas break.’
    • ‘He has been a living classic for so long that it is exceedingly difficult to pay him the kind of tribute he truly deserves.’
    • ‘That's because many lending products, especially credit cards, can charge exceedingly high rates of interest.’
    • ‘Gail and Belinda put their exceedingly stylish heads together and came up with these current trends that they think we might just live to regret.’
    • ‘It's just exceedingly difficult to beat good teams when you spot them eight runs.’
    • ‘There may be exceptions to both statements, but the exceptions are exceedingly rare.’
    • ‘Lightening, is a master of fooling, his business as the salesman in Miffin's drapery emporium being exceedingly funny.’
    • ‘The real beauty of this work is how Mike deals with these serious and exceedingly complex issues.’
    • ‘I apologize for this exceedingly long e-mail and look forward to any thoughts you might have.’
    • ‘Our best guess on variety is Iceberg, a rose that was exceedingly popular in the 50s and 60s, and still sells well.’
    • ‘Her autobiography, The Kindness of Strangers, published last year, is exceedingly short on personal detail.’
    • ‘But, no, not only is it exceedingly quiet in operation it's also an awful lot faster than the defunct Epson.’
    • ‘The film is too grim, but not too serious; it is exceedingly violent, but we fail to see the point of bearing witness to it.’
    • ‘We were exceedingly reluctant to rush in with big casualty numbers.’
    • ‘The two are said to have had an exceedingly blunt exchange at last weekend's Victorian ALP conference.’
    extremely, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, supremely, very, really, truly, most, distinctly, decidedly
    terribly, awfully, devilishly, majorly, seriously, mega, ultra, oh-so, damn, damned
    ever so, well, dead, jolly
    real, mighty, awful, darned
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  • 2archaic To a great extent.

    ‘the supply multiplied exceedingly’