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ex·clu·sive

exclusive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk sklu sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: leaving out.
They eat a diet that is exclusive of meat.
synonyms:
limiting, restrictive
antonyms:
comprehensive, inclusive
similar words:
prohibitive
definition 2: not compatible.
These are mutually exclusive theories: if one is true, then the other cannot be true.
synonyms:
contradictory, incompatible
antonyms:
compatible
similar words:
incongruous, inconsistent
definition 3: giving attention or service only to certain types of people, esp. those who are rich, fashionable, or privileged.
The exclusive club rejected their application for membership.Many celebrities frequent this exclusive nightspot.
synonyms:
private, privileged, select
similar words:
chic, classy, elite, fashionable, posh, preferential, swanky
definition 4: closing out all others from sharing or participating in; sole.
Your signing this contract gives us exclusive rights to publish the manuscript.An exclusive interview with the controversial filmmaker will be broadcast tonight on this channel.
synonyms:
entire, sole, total
similar words:
alone
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part of speech: noun
definition: a news item or story that only one news organization has obtained.
The news reporter was excited to get her first exclusive.
synonyms:
scoop
similar words:
extra
derivations: exclusively (adv.), exclusiveness (n.)
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