Definition of Surpassing

1. Adjective. Exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence.

Exact synonyms: Transcendent
Similar to: Superior
Derivative terms: Transcend, Transcend, Transcendence, Transcendency

2. Adjective. Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree. "The young Mozart's prodigious talents"
Exact synonyms: Exceeding, Exceptional, Olympian, Prodigious
Similar to: Extraordinary
Derivative terms: Exception

Definition of Surpassing

1. a. Eminently excellent; exceeding others.

Definition of Surpassing

1. Verb. (present participle of surpass) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surpassing

1. surpass [v] - See also: surpass

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surpassing

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surnameless
surnamer
surnamers
surnames
surnaming
surnay
surnominal
surplice
surpliced
surplices
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surplus value
surplusage
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surplused
surpluses
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surplussed
surplusses
surplussing

Literary usage of Surpassing

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
""Death is not in thy thoughts, most wretched man, 240 Yet is it near thee : the immortal arms Of that surpassing chieftain, ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... for she was of such surpassing beauty that all the gods contended for her love." L Formosa divis imperat puella: "the beautiful maid commands the gods. ..."

3. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... for she was of such surpassing beauty that all the gods contended for her love. ... surpassing ..."

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