quasiexceptional

exceptional

[ik-sep-shuh-nl]
adjective
1.
forming an exception or rare instance; unusual; extraordinary: The warm weather was exceptional for January.
2.
unusually excellent; superior: an exceptional violinist.
3.
Education.
a.
being intellectually gifted.
b.
being physically or especially mentally handicapped to an extent that special schooling is required.

Origin:
1840–50; exception + -al1

exceptionality, noun
exceptionally, adverb
exceptionalness, noun
nonexceptional, adjective
nonexceptionally, adverb
preexceptional, adjective
preexceptionally, adverb
quasi-exceptional, adjective
quasi-exceptionally, adverb
superexceptional, adjective
superexceptionally, adverb

exceptionable, exceptional.


1. uncommon, singular, strange, unnatural, aberrant, anomalous. See irregular.


2. average.
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exceptional (ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  forming an exception; not ordinary
2.  having much more than average intelligence, ability, or skill
 
ex'ceptionally
 
adv

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