• Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
  • Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or renown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members who do not meet requirements, which may be financial, of celebrity, religion, skin colour etc., are excluded.
  • Exclusionary.
  • Whole, undivided, entire.
  • Of or relating to the first-person plural pronoun when excluding the person being addressed.
  • Having a romantic or sexual relationship with one another, to the exclusion of others.


  • Information (or an artefact) that is granted or obtained exclusively.
  • A member of a group who exclude others from their society.
  • A word or phrase that restricts something, such as only, solely, or simply.


Opposite words


  • From Latin exclūsīvus, from excludere, from ex- + variant form of verb claudere.

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