1 adj If you describe something or someone as extraordinary, you mean that they have some extremely good or special quality.
usu ADJ n (approval)
(=exceptional, remarkable, amazing)
We've made extraordinary progress as a society in that regard..., The task requires extraordinary patience and endurance..., Rozhdestvensky is an extraordinary musician.
extraordinarily adv ADV adj
She's extraordinarily disciplined.
2 adj If you describe something as extraordinary, you mean that it is very unusual or surprising., (emphasis)
What an extraordinary thing to happen!..., His decision to hold talks is extraordinary because it could mean the real end of the war.
extraordinarily adv ADV adj/adv, ADV with cl
Apart from the hair, he looked extraordinarily unchanged..., Extraordinarily, the favourites for the title lie at the bottom of the table.
3 adj An extraordinary meeting is arranged specially to deal with a particular situation or problem, rather than happening regularly.
FORMAL ADJ n
...at an extraordinary meeting of the sport's ruling body...
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