Exceptional / Outstanding


When you say that something is 'exceptional in the whole globe', does that mean that there actually is nothing as good as it, or does it mean that it's so good that it ranks among the top ten/five/...?

And is it possible to use the word 'outstanding' in that sentence, too? Like: 'this car is outstanding on the whole earth'
  • djmc

    Senior Member
    English - United Kingdom
    I don't think I would use either in this way. I might say something like "This car is exceptional, (could be outstanding). Compared to others available it is clearly the best". One might say perhaps of the elephant that it is the largest on earth. I wouldn't expect to here "in the whole globe" in any context.
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