Definition of exceedingly in US English:



  • 1as submodifier Extremely.

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

    ‘the supply multiplied exceedingly’
    greatly, to a great degree, to a great extent, a great deal, a lot, considerably, appreciably, decidedly, indeed
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