exemplariness

exemplary

[ig-zem-pluh-ree, eg-zuhm-pler-ee]
adjective
1.
worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary conduct.
2.
serving as a warning: an exemplary penalty.
3.
serving as an illustration or specimen; illustrative; typical: The sentences read are exemplary of the style of the essay as a whole.
4.
serving as a model or pattern: The authoritative and exemplary text of the work is in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
5.
of, pertaining to, or composed of exempla: the exemplary literature of the medieval period.

Origin:
1400–50 for earlier sense “model, exemplar”; 1580–90 for def 1; late Middle English (noun) < Latin exemplāris. See exemplum, -ary

exemplarily, adverb
exemplariness, exemplarity, noun
nonexemplary, adjective
unexemplary, adjective


1. laudable, noteworthy, praiseworthy.
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exemplary (ɪɡˈzɛmplərɪ)
 
adj
1.  fit for imitation; model: an exemplary performance
2.  serving as a warning; admonitory: an exemplary jail sentence
3.  representative; typical: an action exemplary of his conduct
 
ex'emplarily
 
adv
 
ex'emplariness
 
n

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exemplary
1580s (exemplar is attested from late 14c.), from M.Fr. exemplaire, from L. exemplaris "that serves as an example," from exemplum "example."
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