Antonyms for exceeds

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Thus we passed through a scene of sufferings that exceeds description.

It exceeds their knowledge of mechanics to force so heavy a mass from its position.

We have even seen that the conjugal fidelity of these often exceeds our own.

But one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valour.

It will be noted that throughout the amount offered in Spanish exceeds that in Italian.

Madam, a Wife like you, exceeds the greatest Blessing sure on Earth.

You may certainly be right, for it exceeds my knowledge to connect them with any thing else.

It exceeds anything in its line that I have seen published for months.

It exceeds in boldness and brilliancy all other operations of the war.

To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave, exceeds all power of face.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French exceder (14c.) "exceed, surpass, go too far," from Latin excedere "depart, go beyond, be in excess, surpass," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + cedere "go, yield" (see cede).

Related: Exceeded; exceeding. Exceedingly (late 15c.) means "very greatly or very much;" excessively (mid-15c.) means "too greatly or too much."