Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare. (adjective)
Better than the average; superior due to rarity. (adjective)
Examples of word exceptional
Hours before the vote, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner praised what he called her "exceptional talent and broad experience."
His book is full of examples of what he calls "exceptional patients" who used their illness experience to give themselves permission to find their true, authentic selves and in so doing, creatively induced a type of self-healing.
We have got some very extreme drought conditions into the southwest but it's right here in the Southeast where we have what we call exceptional drought.
Suppose some strange fancy had seized upon my imagination -- that is the doctor's cant word for all phenomena which we call exceptional -- some strange fancy that
The German court found that enacting any data retention legislation requires a regard for what it termed the exceptional intensity of the interference with human rights that result from such measures.