surpassing
adjective Date: 1566 greatly exceeding others ; of a very high degree • surpassingly adverb

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  • Surpassing — Sur*pass ing, a. Eminently excellent; exceeding others. With surpassing glory crowned. Milton. {Sur*pass ing*ly}, adv. {Sur*pass ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surpassing — index best, infringement, preferable, superlative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • surpassing — transcendent, *supreme, superlative, preeminent, peerless, incomparable Analogous words: excelling, outdoing, outstripping (see EXCEED): *consummate, finished, accomplished …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • surpassing — [sər pas′iŋ, sər päs′iŋ] adj. that surpasses the average or usual; exceeding or excelling; unusually excellent adv. Archaic exceedingly surpassingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • surpassing — surpassingly, adv. /seuhr pas ing, pah sing/, adj. 1. of a large amount or high degree; exceeding, excelling, or extraordinary: structures of surpassing magnificence. adv. 2. in a surpassing manner; extraordinarily. [1570 80; SURPASS + ING2] * *… …   Universalium

  • Surpassing — Surpass Sur*pass , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surpassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surpassing}.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to pass. See {Sur }, and {Pass}.] To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel. [1913 Webster] This would surpass… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surpassing — sur|pass|ing [səˈpa:sıŋ US sərˈpæ ] adj [only before noun] literary much better than that of other people or things ▪ a picture of surpassing beauty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • surpassing — sur|pass|ing [ sər pæsıŋ ] adjective LITERARY better or greater when compared with others: her surpassing beauty …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • surpassing — adjective (only before noun) literary much better than that of other people or things: a picture of surpassing beauty …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • surpassing — UK [sə(r)ˈpɑːsɪŋ] / US [sərˈpæsɪŋ] adjective literary better or greater when compared with others her surpassing beauty …   English dictionary

  • surpassing — sur•pass•ing [[t]sərˈpæs ɪŋ, ˈpɑ sɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) of a large amount or high degree; exceeding or excelling 2) archaic in a surpassing manner; extraordinarily • Etymology: 1570–80 sur•pass′ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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