[ ik-sep-tiv ]
/ ɪkˈsɛp tɪv /
being or making an exception.
disposed to take exception; objecting.
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demanding, dire, integral, crucial, precarious, strategic, urgent, vital, pivotal, significant, dangerous, serious, decisive, perilous, risky, acrimonious, cantankerous, carping, censorious, contrary
- exception proves the rule, the,
- excess baggage,
- excess demand
Origin of exceptive
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Examples from the Web for exceptive
Is it not announced as a general maxim, to which there can be no exceptive case, Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof?A Lamp to the Path|W. K. Tweedie
This exceptive compliment to his skill was not so acceptable to the Doctor, whose passion boiled over at the new indignity.The O'Donoghue|Charles James Lever
/ (ɪkˈsɛptɪv) /
relating to or forming an exception
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