exceptional vs prodigious what difference

what is difference between exceptional and prodigious

English

Etymology

exception +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl/
  • Hyphenation: ex‧cep‧tion‧al

Adjective

exceptional (comparative more exceptional, superlative most exceptional)

  1. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
    What an exceptional flower!
  2. Better than the average; superior due to exception or rarity.
    The quality of the beer was exceptional.
  3. (geometry) Corresponding to something of lower dimension under a birational correspondence.
    an exceptional curve; an exceptional divisor

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:excellent
  • egregious (most often used negatively, however)

Antonyms

  • (forming an exception): ordinary, categorical, common, general, usual
  • (superior due to exception or rarity): ordinary, mediocre, commonplace

Derived terms

  • exceptional space
  • exceptionally
  • exceptionalism

Translations

Noun

exceptional (plural exceptionals)

  1. An exception, or something having an exceptional value
    • 1909, Pediatrics (volume 21, page 276)
      Above and beyond all these exceptionals, by reason of divergencies from the norms of mental and of physical status, there are quite a number of moral defectives.


English

Etymology

From Middle French prodigieux, from Latin prōdigiōsus (unnatural, strange, wonderful, marvelous), from prōdigium (an omen, portent, monster).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈdɪd͡ʒəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdʒəs

Adjective

prodigious (comparative more prodigious, superlative most prodigious)

  1. Very big in size or quantity; colossal, gigantic, huge.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:gigantic
  2. Extraordinarily amazing or exciting.
  3. Freakish; monstrous.
  4. (obsolete) Ominous, portentous.

Derived terms

  • prodigiously

Translations

Further reading

  • prodigious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • prodigious in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • prodigious at OneLook Dictionary Search

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