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[ik-see-ding-lee] /ɪkˈsi dɪŋ li/
to an unusual degree; very; extremely:
The children were doing exceedingly well in school.
Origin of exceedingly
1425-75; late Middle English. See exceeding, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You may scoff at it if you like, but it is pleasant and harmless and exceedingly comfortable.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • I have told you how exceedingly good-humoured it made my sister.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The estimate of Marcion which appears here is exceedingly instructive.

  • He regarded the changes of the century exceedingly beneficial.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • But Geoffrey was not a mediocrity, he was an exceedingly able and powerful man, and this fact the House quickly recognised.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for exceedingly


to a very great or unusual degree; extremely; exceptionally
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