What Does Exemplary Mean?


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Arun Raj Profile
Arun Raj answered
Exemplary means something which is commendable or excellent. Anybody who shows an exemplary behaviour is worthy of an applause or imitation. As the old saying goes, "Imitation is the best form of flattery," an exemplary act is like an example which is set for others to model on.

The word exemplary is the adjective form of the noun "exemplar," which owes its origin to the Latin word "exemplum," implying 'example.' The word "exemplary" has numerous synonyms like laudable, excellent, consummate, ideal, archetype, typical, perfect, honourable, meritorious, praiseworthy, admirable, respectable etc. Here is a sentence with the word "exemplary" in it:
The valiant king performed an exemplary feat by taking his injured soldier to the apothecary.

Something which serves as a cautionary warning or an admonishment is said to be exemplary in nature. For example, "the student was given an exemplary warning to mend his manners by the principal."
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Maddie Hart answered
"My mom is very exemplary towards me and my sister." it means very ideal or worthy of being a role model to others.
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Ex·em·pla·ry  /igˈzemplərē/
Adjective:Serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind.  Characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule.Synonyms:model - typical

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