|Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree.|
A night of exceeding darkness.
An exceptional memory.
Olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy.
The young Mozart's prodigious talents.
|Surpassing what is common or usual or expected.|
He paid especial attention to her.
A matter of particular and unusual importance.
A special occasion.
A special reason to confide in her.
What's so special about the year 2000?