1. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

- an exceptional memory

Similar word(s): extraordinary, exceeding, olympian, prodigious, surpassing

2. surpassing what is common or usual or expected

- exceptional kindness

Similar word(s): uncommon, especial, particular, special

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

Similar word(s): abnormal

Sentences with exceptional as an adjective:

- What an exceptional flower!

- The quality of the beer was exceptional.

- an exceptional curve; an exceptional divisor