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exclusive

[ ik-skloo-siv, -ziv ]SEE DEFINITION OF exclusive

Synonyms for exclusive

  • absolute
  • chic
  • exclusionary
  • fashionable
  • licensed
  • limited
  • posh
  • private
  • privileged
  • restrictive
  • ritzy
  • segregated
  • sole
  • swank
  • unique
  • choice
  • chosen
  • entire
  • full
  • independent
  • narrow
  • particular
  • single
  • total
  • whole
  • aloof
  • aristocratic
  • circumscribed
  • clannish
  • classy
  • cliquish
  • closed
  • complete
  • confined
  • country club
  • discriminative
  • elegant
  • exclusory
  • only
  • peculiar
  • preferential
  • prohibitive
  • select
  • selfish
  • snobbish
  • socially correct
  • undivided
  • upper crust
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Antonyms for exclusive

  • old-fashioned
  • open
  • poor
  • public
  • unfashionable
  • incomplete
  • inferior
  • part
  • partial
  • divided
  • shared
  • unlimited
  • unrestricted
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXCLUSIVE

The human race, collectively, exclusive of the anthropoid poets.

This was conceived in the exclusive colonial policy of the time.

This intelligence is exclusive; and I leave you and your readers to draw their own inferences from it.

The home, cloistered off, exclusive, can hardly be said to exist.

If the former has not power complete and exclusive, he has none.

The federal district is under the exclusive jurisdiction of congress.

"I guess we have to be exclusive whether we want to or not," she replied.

The exclusive lecture system is intolerable, and the same is true of the quiz.

There is no worse method than that of exclusive lecturing by the instructor.

She would be received in the most exclusive Courts of Europe.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "so as to exclude," from Medieval Latin exclusivus, from exclus-, past participle stem of excludere (see exclude).

Of monopolies, rights, franchises, etc., from 1760s; of social circles, clubs, etc., "unwilling to admit outsiders," from 1822. Related: Exclusively; exclusiveness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXCLUSIVE

characteristic

adjectivetypical; distinguishing
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