Is my understanding of the use of "Marginally", "Substantially" and "Exceedingly" correct as per the depiction below? enter image description here

  • The relative positions of your phrases are fine. (Your example sounds kind of silly, though -- "xxx above average"!) – aparente001 Sep 5 '15 at 5:37
  • Thank you @aparente001. You're right. I wanted to call them "xxx High" but remember it now that you pointed out the words. – KSK Sep 7 '15 at 7:14

If you forgot about the average, you could also use those three words with a different, more common meaning. From 0 to 100%, "marginally" would be near the left "margin", say 5 to 10%; "substantially" would certainly be over 50%, say 60%; "exceedingly" would be around 90%.
In your drawing I think that "substantially" is too close to "marginally", while it should be closer to exceedingly".

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  • Hehe :) Nice analysis. Yes, you're right. That's a good way to look at the comparatives. – KSK Sep 14 '15 at 16:34

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