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exclusive

ex·clu·sive

exclusive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk sklu sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: leaving out.
They eat a diet exclusive of meat.
synonyms:
limiting, restrictive
antonyms:
comprehensive, inclusive
similar words:
prohibitive
definition 2: not compatible.
mutually exclusive theories
synonyms:
contradictory, incompatible
antonyms:
compatible
similar words:
incongruous, inconsistent
definition 3: giving attention or service only to those who are rich, fashionable, or privileged.
an exclusive restaurant
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.
exclusive rights to publication
synonyms:
entire, sole, total
similar words:
alone
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a news item or story that only one news organization has obtained.
synonyms:
scoop
similar words:
extra
derivations: exclusively (adv.), exclusiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word exclusive contains the following parts:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).