January 28, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
exclusive /ɪkˈskluːsɪv/ adjective
exclusive
/ɪkˈskluːsɪv/
adjective
To join this exclusive golf club, new members must fill out an application and have an interview.
To join this exclusive golf club, new members must fill out an application and have an interview.
Learner's definition of EXCLUSIVE

1 : not shared : available to only one person or group

  • We have exclusive use of the beach. [=we are the only ones who can use the beach]

  • The company has exclusive rights to (use) the logo.

  • an exclusive interview

2 a [more exclusive; most exclusive] : only allowing in people from a high social class

  • He belongs to an exclusive club.

  • an exclusive hotel

  • an exclusive party

2 b [more exclusive; most exclusive] : available to only a few people because of high cost

  • exclusive suburban neighborhoods

  • She attended an exclusive private school.

  • one of the city's most exclusive restaurants

3 : full and complete

  • They gave their exclusive attention to the job.

exclusively adverb

  • a restaurant that exclusively [=only] serves vegetarian cuisine = a restaurant that serves vegetarian cuisine exclusively

  • The store's customers were almost exclusively [=all] male.

exclusiveness noun [noncount]

  • The club has been criticized for its exclusiveness. [=exclusivity]

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