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1. Excluding or tending to exclude: exclusive barriers.
2. Not allowing something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive conditions.
3. Not divided or shared with others: exclusive publishing rights.
4. Not accompanied by others; single or sole: your exclusive function.
5. Complete; undivided: gained their exclusive attention.
6. Not including the specified extremes or limits, but only the area between them: 10-14, exclusive; that is, 11, 12, and 13.
7. Excluding some or most, as from membership or participation: an exclusive club.
8. Catering to a wealthy clientele; expensive: exclusive shops.
9. Linguistics Relating to or being a first person plural pronoun that excludes the addressee, such as we in the sentence Pat and I are in town, so we can meet you for lunch.
1. A news item initially released to only one publication or broadcaster.
2. An exclusive right or privilege, as to market a product.

ex·clu′sive·ly adv.
ex·clu′sive·ness, ex′clu·siv′i·ty (ĕk′sklo͞o-sĭv′ĭ-tē) n.


(ɪkˈsklu sɪv nɪs, -zɪv-)
1. the condition or quality of being exclusive.
2. the tendency to exclude others.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exclusiveness - tendency to associate with only a select group
snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism - the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
exkluzív jelleg
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[ɪksˈkluːsɪvnɪs] Nexclusividad f



(ikˈskluːsiv) adjective
1. tending to exclude.
2. (of a group etc) not easily or readily mixing with others or allowing others in. a very exclusive club.
3. given to only one individual or group etc. The story is exclusive to this newspaper.
4. fashionable and expensive. exclusive shops/restaurants.
exˈclusively adverb
exˈclusiveness noun
exclusive of
excluding. That is the price of the meal exclusive of service charge.
References in classic literature ?
The beauty, fashion, and exclusiveness of Port Middlebay, flocked to do honour to one so deservedly esteemed, so highly talented, and so widely popular.
Proud of her rank and exclusiveness, she had resolved to have as little as possible to do with persons who did not share both with her.
In the end, he abandoned all other forms of wager, and gave himself up to "I'll bet the Devil my head," with a pertinacity and exclusiveness of devotion that displeased not less than it surprised me.
Germain, I don't know that from the point of view of exclusiveness it is any great loss to be here.
George's mouth had all the exclusiveness of a fashionable club.
For it must be remembered that this was a dark period; and in spite of venerable colleges which used great efforts to secure purity of knowledge by making it scarce, and to exclude error by a rigid exclusiveness in relation to fees and appointments, it happened that very ignorant young gentlemen were promoted in town, and many more got a legal right to practise over large areas in the country.
This was no more than a whim, however, prompted by pride in such exclusiveness of diet only possible to one in such high place.
The solitary hired man on a farm in the outskirts of Concord, who has had his second birth and peculiar religious experience, and is driven as he believes into the silent gravity and exclusiveness by his faith, may think it is not true; but Zoroaster, thousands of years ago, travelled the same road and had the same experience; but he, being wise, knew it to be universal, and treated his neighbors accordingly, and is even said to have invented and established worship among men.
But this did not enter into the plans of the governess, an intriguing person hatching a most sinister plot under her severe air of distant, fashionable exclusiveness.
When each new speaker strikes a new light, emancipates us from the oppression of the last speaker, to oppress us with the greatness and exclusiveness of his own thought, then yields us to another redeemer, we seem to recover our rights, to become men.
It was in its exclusiveness an ideal abode for hatching superior plots--whether serious or futile.
However, there it was - a barge with a little house in it, viewed from the outside; and a caravan at a fair, viewed from within: the gentlemen being accommodated, as the spectators usually are, in one of those locomotive museums of penny wonders; and the ladies being partitioned off by a red curtain, after the manner of the dwarfs and giants in the same establishments, whose private lives are passed in rather close exclusiveness.