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Definition of "exceedingly" []

  • To an advanced or unusual degree; extremely. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exceedingly" in a sentence
  • "Diligence (Latin, Industria) (ethics, brought the term exceedingly in vogue, opposes Sloth, Latin Acedia): A zealous thinking hereby to draw the philosophers to and careful nature in one's actions and Christianity, who aspired after such a work."
  • ""Don't believe a word he says," interrupts Madame Ashley, springing suddenly to her feet, and commencing to pour out her phials of wrath on the head of the poor parson, whom she accuses of being a suspicious and extremely unprofitable frequenter of her house, which she describes as exceedingly respectable."
  • "This does bring up a point that has certainly been debated for years, if not centuries, and that is whether, except in exceedingly rare cases, books that hew closer to the realities of human emotions and experiences can ever be wildly popular."
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