Synonyms of exceptional in English:

exceptional


See definition of exceptional

adjective

1‘meteorologists described the drought as exceptional’

SYNONYMS

unusual, uncommon, abnormal, atypical, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, out of the way, rare, singular, unprecedented, unexpected, surprising

strange, odd, queer, bizarre, freakish, anomalous, peculiar, inconsistent, deviant, divergent, aberrant, unheard of

British out of the common

informal weird, way out, freaky, something else

dated seldom

rare unexampled

ANTONYMS

usual, normal

2‘we were taught by men of quite exceptional ability’

SYNONYMS

outstanding, extraordinary, remarkable, unusually good, special, especial, excellent, phenomenal, prodigious

unequalled, unparalleled, unrivalled, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, unexcelled, peerless, matchless, second to none, in a league of their own, first-rate, first-class, of the first order, of the first water

informal A1, top-notch, tip-top, stellar

ANTONYMS

average