Adjective "exclusive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Excluding or not admitting other things.
  1. 'the list is not exclusive'
  2. 'Smaller studios with an exclusive ballet focus include Ballet Academy East, the New York Conservatory of Dance and the New York Theatre Ballet School.'
  3. 'This implies a move away from an exclusive service delivery focus to one that marshals local government to economic growth and development.'
  4. 'We thus get a more complete picture of religion than we would from an exclusive focus on the pious.'
  5. 'One unusual feature of this phenomenon is that it appears to be almost exclusive to males.'
  6. 'As a Midwesterner, I am particularly sensitive to an exclusive focus on East and West Coast gatherings.'
  7. 'The central point on which I differ with Jacob is his exclusive focus on common interests and disregard for common ideas.'
  8. 'Summer angling matches have now started at the Willows, with Goldrush Lake reserved for the exclusive use of the Saturday open events.'
  9. 'All too often, feminists focus in a nearly exclusive manner on the gender politics of their own nation.'
  10. 'Dish Network also offers several packages similar to the ESPN Game Plan focusing on different exclusive sports.'
  11. 'You'd be convinced that smart and sexy were mutually exclusive.'
  12. 'In the past 25 years, traditional modes of exposition have continued to exist alongside sometimes mutually exclusive competing theories.'
  13. 'Pubs and culture are not mutually exclusive but can go hand in hand.'
  14. 'The response options were not mutually exclusive, so an individual rated each one on a scale ranging from never to very often.'
  15. '‘Change and an understanding of one's history do not have to be mutually exclusive,’ Boyd summarizes.'
  16. 'Add to that the pressures of the school reading curriculum, and children can perceive the ideas of ‘reading’ and ‘pleasure’ as mutually exclusive.'
  17. 'Are fundamentalism and democracy mutually exclusive?'
  18. '‘Volume and quality are mutually exclusive.’'
  19. 'A third option, not mutually exclusive with option two, is working to create political change.'
  20. 'The only circumstances are that residential accommodation is offered and accepted with exclusive possession for a term at a rent, the result is a tenancy.'
  21. 'Comity creates an expectation that the courts of other countries will collaborate in holding the parties to the terms of an exclusive jurisdiction clause.'
  22. 'This position afforded him the exclusive right to print royal proclamations, statutes, and other official documents.'
  23. 'What's more, truthful statements again had fewer negative emotion words and more self-referencing and exclusive words than false statements.'
  24. 'Because the state reserves to itself exclusive entitlement to command obedience, it shows itself intolerant toward all institutions other than itself.'
  25. 'It is an exclusive term as it is code for ‘Christian’ and the religious traditions outside of Christianity and also those of an irreligious bent are not considered at all.'
  26. 'The number I have been given at this point for our total revenue is $1,481 million, GST exclusive.'
Restricted to the person, group, or area concerned.
  1. 'the problem isn't exclusive to Dublin'
  2. 'Some blends are exclusive to a restaurant, such as Meringue White Tea - with nonfermented leaves - that she makes for Hyeholde'
  3. 'It challenges perceptions and at the same time builds a community which is not exclusive to disabled people.'
  4. 'Unsurprisingly, many aspects of artistic expression were exclusive to the king, due both to his position and to the resources he commanded.'
  5. 'Their view is that many of the birds and animals are exclusive to the river and its banks, so they are pleading with Roads Service to move the road northwards, away from the river.'
  6. 'Their decisions are taken at faraway centres, and almost always adhere to a uniform policy framework applicable to all protected areas, thus neglecting issues exclusive to one area.'
  7. 'Depending on what system you purchase this year, you will also find unique features exclusive to your console.'
  8. 'To enter this realm is to fervently believe that such a physique is not exclusive to the genetically gifted but is attainable by anybody, young or old, male or female, fat or skinny, rich or poor.'
  9. 'Both attract a wide mix of people, and they aren't exclusive to one part of the community.'
  10. 'The reality is that one of the biggest mining industries in the world is exclusive in terms of ownership and employment equity.'
  11. 'This was surely an exclusive story unfolding right before my eyes.'
  12. 'The probe was prompted by an exclusive story published in yesterday's Guardian, which told of the alleged encounters and also of a plea by the girl's mother for justice.'
  13. 'I wonder how much she got for selling the exclusive story, with interview and photo shoot, and if that actually netted more cash than the act itself.'
  14. 'After the tape was made, a copy would be sent to them with a threat to expose them in an exclusive story by Amanda for her old station.'
  15. 'The rest of the time, it's the result of under-paid hacks looking for the exclusive story that might just up their cheque for the month.'
  16. 'He encourages his reporters to unearth exclusive stories that will be of interest to the listening audience.'
  17. 'The information was first leaked to one media outlet as an exclusive story.'
  18. 'It's not as if CNN had an exclusive story and chose to bury it.'
  19. 'When he recognizes her from a picture, Joe realizes that he has a perfect opportunity to write an exclusive story about her experiences in the city.'
  20. 'The new business offers an exclusive range of designer fabrics, wallcoverings and soft furnishings including names such as Malabar, Crowson, Nono, Anna French and Sanderson.'
  21. 'Ardkeen Hat Hire is a recently launched new venture and has exclusive designer hats to suit almost any special occasion.'
  22. 'These exclusive products cater to the needs of all sections of the society.'
  23. 'She is among several famous faces who will be appearing in the pages of Four Inches - a book being produced by the exclusive jewellery and shoe designers in aid of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.'
  24. 'Corsair's exclusive products, with price tags to more than match, are aimed primarily at quality- and performance-conscious users.'
  25. 'He said that when both stores share brand names, Harvey Nichols has the designers produce an exclusive range for them.'
  26. 'To help gain entry into new outlets, toymakers are developing more exclusive products and packaging.'
  27. 'Imported from Europe and America, the world leaders in photo framing, they largely remained an exclusive product, not easily accessible.'
  28. 'She may strip reclaimed materials down to the base metal, and weave them - and the jam pot lids - into her designs to make exclusive products.'
  29. 'It's really limited edition, because they really want to make sure that it's a really exclusive product, and only for their high-end clients.'
Catering for or available to only a few, select customers; high class and expensive.
  1. 'But what about the upper middle classes who fill up corporate boardrooms, elegant drawing rooms and exclusive clubs?'
  2. 'Club Castel, on Rue Princesse, is one of the most exclusive private members' clubs in Paris.'
  3. 'Strangely, the very exotic, expensive, and supposedly exclusive island of St. Barths ranked 49 on the list of 50!'
  4. 'The entire group travelled business class and stayed in some of China's most expensive and exclusive hotels, including the five star Shanghai Okura Garden and Beijing Palace.'
  5. 'Geisha parties are considerably more exclusive and expensive than the grandest British gentlemen's clubs.'
  6. 'Fans of British fashion label Radley flocked to York yesterday to try and get their hands on the last ten bags available in an exclusive line.'
  7. 'As a result, tennis courts are popping up all over the country - in exclusive country clubs and expensive condominiums but also in more accessible sports clubs and in shantytowns.'
  8. 'With rising costs of timber and skilled labour hard to find, woodcarvings have become expensive and the exclusive realm of the rich.'
  9. 'They do not perceive the countryside to be cool and regard angling as exclusive and expensive.'
  10. 'A limited number of tickets are available for the exclusive event.'
Not including.
  1. 'Of the $20 retail, about $10.55 ends up with the wine producer, exclusive of GST.'
  2. 'Are the minimum policy limits inclusive or exclusive of interest?'


An item or story published or broadcast by only one source.
  1. 'Fixated with the task of printing what it considers to be scoops and exclusives at all costs - even when it had the flimsiest evidence to make its case - the Post has been captured by its own game and, worse, it has become a caricature of itself.'
  2. 'The three media outlets that have broadcast or published exclusives about torture at Abu Ghraib - CBS, the New Yorker and the Washington Post - are, of course, not revealing their sources.'
  3. 'So he assiduously courted the Sun and wooed its boss, soaping them with exclusives and promises of economic responsibility.'
  4. 'Unlike many other TV journalists, he chases exclusives and aims to break the big stories, and as a result is in weekly contact with the political editors of Scottish newspapers.'
  5. 'Here you can get a taste for the most famous boat race in the world, all the latest shipping news exclusives, current teams doing the moby-dick, and, of course, a race-by-race account.'
  6. 'Everyone does what everyone else is doing; we cover the same stories and follow up each others’ real or bogus exclusives.'
  7. 'He is the unnamed source who ‘has provided most of the front page exclusives on WMD to our paper’ exclusives which have yet to pan out.'
  8. 'In a time of flat or declining circulation, we want exclusives - we want separation from the pack.'
  9. 'There have been a number of newspaper exclusives about ongoing negotiations whereby prices are set to rise, and every journalist is telling the same story.'


1. not admitting of something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive plans of action.

2. omitting from consideration or account (often followed by of): a profit of ten percent, exclusive of taxes.

3. limited to the object or objects designated: exclusive attention to business.

4. shutting out all others from a part or share: an exclusive right to film the novel.

5. fashionable; stylish: to patronize only the most exclusive clothing designers.

6. charging comparativ

More examples(as adjective)

"rights can be exclusive to nationals."

"participations can be exclusive to arabs."

"bitters can be exclusive to people."

"bitters can be exclusive to marks."

"words can be exclusive to people."

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Late 15th century (as a noun denoting something that excludes): from medieval Latin exclusivus, from Latin excludere ‘shut out’ (see exclude).