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exceptive

[ ik-sep-tiv ]

adjective

  1. being or making an exception.
  2. disposed to take exception; objecting.


exceptive

/ ɪkˈsɛptɪv /

adjective

  1. relating to or forming an exception


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Other Words From

  • ex·ceptive·ly adverb
  • unex·ceptive adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of exceptive1

From the Late Latin word exceptīvus, dating back to 1555–65. See except 2, -ive
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Example Sentences

Waking is an inferior exceptive kind of existence, into which she is dragged by the base exigencies of the world.

This exceptive compliment to his skill was not so acceptable to the Doctor, whose passion boiled over at the new indignity.

Is it not announced as a general maxim, to which there can be no exceptive case, Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof?

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