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May 26, 2012 7:51PM

Exceeded has four 'e's.

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Webster's Second International contains 1,583 words with four "e's". The Scrabble Dictionary contains 1,842. These are from the 2of12 wordlist which contains the most common words. There are 229, or 117 if you remove hyphenated words such as "mise-en-scene":

1 antecedence

2 apprehensiveness

3 bejeweled

4 belligerence

5 beneficence

6 benevolence

7 bereavement

8 ceaselessness

9 centerpiece

10 coelenterate

11 comprehensiveness

12 counterintelligence

13 decelerate

14 deceptiveness

15 defectiveness

16 defenseless

17 defenselessly

18 defenselessness

19 defensiveness

20 deference

21 degenerate

22 degenerative

23 deliberateness

24 dependence

25 desegregate

26 desperateness

27 deterrence

28 disinterestedness

29 heterogeneity

30 heterogeneous

31 heterogeneously

32 hypersensitiveness

33 independence

34 ineffectiveness

35 inexpensiveness

36 inexperience

37 inexperienced

38 interdependence

39 interdependent

40 interdependently

41 interference

42 irreverence

43 levelheaded

44 levelheadedness

45 mesdemoiselles

46 nervelessness

47 nevertheless

48 noninterference

49 overdependent

50 overexercise

51 overextended

52 overgeneralize

53 oversensitiveness

54 peacekeeper

55 perceptiveness

56 perseverance

57 persevere

58 perverseness

59 preadolescence

60 precedence

61 predecease

62 predetermine

63 predetermined

64 predeterminer

65 preference

66 prepubescence

67 receptiveness

68 recommencement

69 recrudescence

70 redetermine

71 redevelopment

72 reemergence

73 reference

74 regenerate

75 regenerative

76 relentlessness

77 remorselessness

78 repetitiveness

79 repleteness

80 reprehensible

81 representative

82 reservedness

83 resettlement

84 resplendence

85 retentiveness

86 reverberate

87 reverence

88 secretiveness

89 semipermeable

90 senescence

91 senselessness

92 sereneness

93 severeness

94 superintendence

95 teleconference

96 teleconferencing

97 telemarketer

98 telemeter

99 teletypewriter

100 temperateness

101 tenderhearted

102 tenderheartedly

103 tenderheartedness

104 underdeveloped

105 underdevelopment

106 underrepresented

107 unexpectedness

108 unprecedented

109 unprecedentedly

110 unregenerate

111 unremembered

112 unrepresentative

113 unrepresented

114 vehemence

115 venturesomeness

116 wheresoever

117 wholeheartedness