ex·cep·tion·al /ɪkˈsɛpʃnəl, ʃənḷ/
Ex·cep·tion·al a. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior.
This particular spot had exceptional advantages. --Jowett (Th. )
-- Ex*cep*tion*al*ly adv.
adj 1: far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of
exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory";
"olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy";
"the young Mozart's prodigious talents" [syn: exceeding,
olympian, prodigious, surpassing]
2: surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid
especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a
matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special
occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's
so special about the year 2000?" [syn: especial(a), particular(a),
3: deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability;
used especially of children below normal in intelligence;
"special educational provisions for exceptional children"