Exceptional vs. Exceptionable

Exceptional = extraordinary, remarkable, unusual.

  • Shaun is an exceptionally intelligent student.
  • Such loans will be granted only in exceptional cases.
  • Vaikom Vijayalakshmy is a gifted and exceptionally talented singer.
  • He has a garden with exceptional beauty.
  • Modifications in the original plan can be sanctioned only in exceptional cases.


Exceptionable = objectionable, causing disapproval or offence.

  • His recent writings on individual freedom are highly unpleasant and exceptionable.
  • You should be careful not to seem exceptionable in your language and manners.
  • Their exceptionable remarks may arouse religious sentiments and that may disrupt the otherwise calm social atmosphere.

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