Antonyms for exceptional

customary, poor, little, absurd, nonintellectual, moderate, small fry, junior, harebrained, lamebrain, cut-and-dried, middle, commonplace, archetypal, illiterate, Weak-minded, airheaded, normal, satisfactory, dismal, middling, medium, all-right, junky, boneheaded, crazy, moronic, unthinking, unsatisfactory, brain dead, mindless, slow, wonted, untaught, bouncing, doltish, regular, so-so, execrable, sappy, mickey mouse, dissatisfactory, garden-variety, standard, horrible, lesser, ignorant, punk, wholesome, robust, sour, prosaic, median, Daffy, respectable, fairish, uncelebrated, workaday, going, insane, sound, rotten, brainless, second class, unidentified, unnamed, dull, terrestrial, minute, Noteless, inferior, second-rate, softheaded, dumb, senseless, unacceptable, mad, habitual, worthless, off, imbecile, well, minor, mean, unremarkable, wrong, conventional, featherheaded, O.K., common, no-good, silly, chipper, sucky, bubbleheaded, fit, adequate, stock, untitled, unfamous, wacky, tolerable, unbaptized, true, thick-witted, witless, anonymous, average, obscure, idiotic, bush, pinheaded, small, screwball, terrible, run-of-the-mine, negligible, faceless, representative, valueless, able-bodied, dorky, unexceptional, tomfool, simpleminded, fiddling, Chuckleheaded, Unchristened, thickheaded, mundane, typical, dunderheaded, opaque, unimportant, chaffy, suboptimal, public, loony, run-of-the-mill, fatuous, unrecognized, acceptable, healthy, subordinate, zany, cuckoo, obtuse, dim, trifling, Familiar, vain, incognito, slight, decent, wretched, lowbrow, nugatory, dippy, birdbrained, no-name, kooky, hale, atrocious, lower, standard-issue, gormless, popular, Innominate, SUBPAR., passable, wanting, preposterous, feebleminded, unintellectual, cockeyed, uninformed, good, unimpaired, ordinary, balmy, null, serviceable, modest, uneducated, dense, lame, hearty, less, midsize, dopey, incidental, lunatic, intermediate, inconsiderable, frivolous, characteristic, bush-league, empty-headed, inconsequential, secondary, bad, unknown, universal, current, prevalent, frequent, WACK, general, half-witted, dotty, unsmart, thick, slow-witted, unintelligent, lousy, usual, whole, daft, indifferent, vacuous, awful, fair, half-baked, substandard, asinine, fine, insignificant, foolish, nitty-gritty, nonsensical, lunkheaded, nameless, paltry, unsung, deficient, crummy, crackpot, empty, fool, mediocre, smaller, everyday, ill, nutty, trivial, simple, soft, unwise, dim-witted, prevailing.

Quotes of exceptional

  1. To create something exceptional your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail. – Giorgio Armani
  2. In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference. – Augusto Roa Bastos
  3. The thing that makes you exceptional if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely. – Lorraine Hansberry
  4. I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. – Jean Houston
  5. My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself. She had an exceptional vocabulary. – Lynn Johnston
  6. Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters. – Garry Kasparov
  7. What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil. – Norman Mailer
  8. The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance. – Bryan Miller
  9. Honor means that a man is not exceptional fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  10. The support that we have from the network in terms of watching us at an unusual time in the year and playing our episodes three times in a given week until we built an audience... is exceptional – Josh Schwartz
  11. The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy- a philosophy that represents mainstream America. – Jay Alan Sekulow
  12. It was an experience that was exceptional People frequently ask what it was like and it truly was inspiring. Sometimes during his lifetime, people would try and put him on a pedestal and that's not where he wanted to be, but he was really a great individual. – John Sexton
  13. We have to say now we think the character of the party has changed so far it will take something very exceptional something really out of the ordinary line to make us be convinced there's a chance of winning back the party. – Shirley Williams

Usage examples for exceptional

  1. He is an exceptional fact in literature, say they, and does not represent lasting or universal conditions. – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  2. A priest is, in perhaps all cases but the last out of a thousand, a man of peace, not to be forced into a fight; but the exceptional one out of the ten hundred it is well not to stir up if you are looking for an easy victim. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  3. And there are exceptional decorations for use in church kept in reserve, like what the Archbishop of Algiers had given him. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  4. I had the same impression of him then that the consideration of his life makes on me now,- as an exceptional person, but one greatly to be trusted. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  5. Perhaps the moderation of their views chilled him into an exceptional reserve, or perhaps they were an unusually dull company that year. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  6. His whole career shows an exceptional power in " riding to orders." – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge
  7. The one other exceptional talent, you already guess, was music. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  8. Several causes are mentioned by her in explanation of this exceptional merit. – George Eliot by Mathilde Blind
  9. Had he been an exceptional man his attitude toward the business would have been different, and Evan, in the beginning of his awakening, would probably have benefited by contact with him. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  10. Perhaps my experience is exceptional I hope so. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  11. " There's a girl in London of exceptional ability," he said. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  12. At most, then, we are in the presence of a very exceptional case. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. Occasionally it is built between three or four slender twigs, forming an upright fork; but this is quite exceptional – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  14. Evidently he was one of the exceptional men for whom the normal conditions are not intended. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. I've had an exceptional opportunity to see how politics work. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  16. I do not deny that there are such cases, but they are quite exceptional – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock
  17. But Westminster still looked exceptional full of the inner meaning, and somewhere within him a voice still said, " You will go." – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  18. As the youngest " boy" was seven years older than herself this may be regarded as an exceptional claim for woman's supremacy in her family. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  19. Let me say, in passing, that as usual she did credit to the Celebrity's exceptional taste. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. You have an exceptional degree, and I presume a fair knowledge of the world. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim