• IPA: /ɪkˈsiːdɪŋ/
  1. present participle of exceed#English|exceed


  1. (archaic) prodigious
  2. (archaic) exceptional, extraordinary
  3. (archaic) extreme


  1. (archaic) Exceedingly.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 7, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      Those which write the life of Augustus Cæsar, note this in his military discipline, that he was exceeding liberall and lavish in his gifts to such as were of any desert […].
    • 1905, The Myths of Plato, page 442:
      […] a mighty huge hole or gulf all round, in manner of a hollow globe cut through the midst, exceeding deep and horrible to see to, full of much darkness, […]

exceeding (plural exceedings)

  1. The situation of being in excess.
    • 1812, Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command, page 198:
      I have to say it appears to me in the first place, that the exceedings of expenditure beyond estimate appearing upon that account, do not give to the Grand Canal company the slightest legal right to any public money […]

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