unusual; not typical.
“crimes of exceptional callousness and cruelty”
synonyms: unusual, uncommon, abnormal, atypical, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, rare, unprecedented, unexpected, surprising; strange, odd, freakish, anomalous, peculiar, weird; informal freaky, something else “the drought was exceptional”
antonyms: normal, usual
unusually good; outstanding.
“a pepper offering exceptional flavor and juiciness”
synonyms:outstanding, extraordinary,remarkable, special, excellent,phenomenal, prodigious; More
unequaled, unparalleled, unique,unsurpassed, peerless, matchless,nonpareil, first-rate, first-class;
“her exceptional ability”
(of a child) mentally or physically disabled so as to require special schooling.
“helping parents of exceptional children”