exemplary

exemplary
Synonyms and related words:
admirable, admonishing, admonitory, archetypal, archetypical, beyond all praise, blameless, cautionary, cautioning, characteristic, classic, classical, commendable, consummate, creditable, deserving, deterrent, developed, distinctive, distinguishing, estimable, excellent, expert, finished, fully developed, guiltless, ideal, illustrative, inculpable, innocent, irreprehensible, laudable, masterful, masterly, mature, matured, meritorious, model, monitorial, monitory, natural, naturalistic, normal, noteworthy, notificational, notifying, outstanding, paradigmatic, perfected, polished, praiseworthy, precedential, proficient, prototypal, pure, quintessential, realistic, refined, regular, representative, righteous, ripe, ripened, sample, standard, superior, t, true to form, true to type, typal, typic, typical, unblamable, unexceptionable, usual, virtuous, warning, well-deserving, worthy

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  • Exemplary — Ex em*pla*ry, a. [L. exemplaris, fr. exemplar: cf. F. exemplaire. See {Exemplar}.] 1. Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary conduct. [1913 Webster] [Bishops ] lives and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exemplary — [eg zem′plə rē, igzem′plə rē; eg′zem plər΄ē] adj. [LL exemplaris: see EXEMPLAR] 1. serving as a model or example; worth imitating [exemplary behavior] 2. serving as a warning or deterrent [exemplary punishment] 3. serving as a sample, instance,… …   English World dictionary

  • exemplary — I adjective excellent, honorable, ideal, illustrative, in point, laudable, meritorious, model, normal, normative, paradigmatic, personifying, praiseworthy, precedential, representative, sample, serving as a deterrent, serving as a model, serving… …   Law dictionary

  • Exemplary — Ex em*pla*ry, n. An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing. [Obs.] Donne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exemplary — (adj.) 1580s, fit to be an example, from M.Fr. exemplaire, from L. exemplaris that serves as an example, from exemplum example (see EXAMPLE (Cf. example)). Earlier (early 15c.) as a noun meaning a model of conduct …   Etymology dictionary

  • exemplary — [adj] ideal admirable, batting a thousand*, blameless, bueno*, characteristic, classic, classical, commendable, correct, estimable, excellent, good, guiltless, honorable, illustrative, inculpable, innocent, irreprehensible, laudable, meritorious …   New thesaurus

  • exemplary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) serving as a desirable model; very good. 2) (of a punishment) serving as a warning …   English terms dictionary

  • exemplary — exemplarily, adv. exemplariness, exemplarity, n. /ig zem pleuh ree, eg zeuhm pler ee/, adj. 1. worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary conduct. 2. serving as a warning: an exemplary penalty. 3. serving as an illustration or specimen;… …   Universalium

  • exemplary — adjective Date: circa 1507 1. a. serving as a pattern b. deserving imitation ; commendable < his courage was exemplary >; also deserving imitation because of excellence < they serve exemplary pastries G. V. Higgins > 2. serving as a warning ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exemplary — [[t]ɪgze̱mpləri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone or something as exemplary, you think they are extremely good. Underpinning this success has been an exemplary record of innovation. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n An exemplary punishment is …   English dictionary

  • exemplary — adjective 1) her exemplary behavior Syn: perfect, ideal, model, faultless, flawless, impeccable, irreproachable; excellent, outstanding, admirable, commendable, laudable, above/beyond reproach; textbook Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

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