English edit

Etymology edit

exceeding +‎ -ly

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsiːdɪŋli/
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  • Hyphenation: ex‧ceed‧ing‧ly

Adverb edit

exceedingly (not comparable)

  1. To a great or unusual degree, extent, etc.; extremely
    • 1865, Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod, Chapter II. "Stage-coach Views", page 16.
      This coach was an exceedingly narrow one []
    • 1886 October – 1887 January, H[enry] Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., published 1887, →OCLC:
      I gasped and nearly sank to the ground, for I knew that such a situation must result in some dreadful tragedy, of which it seemed exceedingly probable to me that I should be the first victim.
    • 1928, Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Happy Warrior Alfred E. Smith[1], Houghton Mifflin, →OCLC, →OL, page 10:
      It is an exceedingly easy thing for a Governor or a President to go along with the drift of the tide, to veto vicious legislation, to give honest administration, to lead a perfectly peaceful life, and to avoid criticism or attack. Of such are the hundreds of forgotten Governors and the dozens of Presidents whom we have to look up in a history book.

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