Exemplary meaning

ĭg-zĕm'plə-rē
Serving as an illustration; typical.
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The definition of exemplary is an excellent model or example, or a sample worthy person or thing.

An example of exemplary is a student getting straight A's.

An example of exemplary is a perfectly molded chocolate Easter bunny.

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Serving as a model or example; worth imitating.

Exemplary behavior.

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Deserving honour, respect and admiration.
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Serving as a model.
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Serving as a warning; admonitory.
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Serving as a warning; monitory.

As, exemplary justice, punishment, or damages.

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(obsolete) An example, or typical instance; an exemplar.
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Worthy of imitation; commendable.

Exemplary behavior.

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Serving as a warning or deterrent.

Exemplary punishment.

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Serving as a sample, instance, type, etc.; illustrative.

Exemplary extracts.

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Of such high quality that it should serve as an example to be imitated.
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(obsolete) A copy of a book or writing.

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Origin of exemplary

  • From Middle English exaumplarie, exemplere an exemplar exemplar
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French exemplaire, from Latin exemplaris, from exemplum.
    From Wiktionary