not admitting of something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive plans of action.
omitting from consideration or account (often followed by of): a profit of ten percent, exclusive of taxes.
limited to the object or objects designated: exclusive attention to business.
shutting out all others from a part or share: an exclusive right to film the novel.
charging comparatively high prices; expensive: exclusive shops.
noting that in which no others have a share: exclusive information.
single or sole: the exclusive means of communication between two places.
disposed to resist the admission of outsiders to association, intimacy, etc.: an exclusive circle of intimate friends.
admitting only members of a socially restricted or very carefully selected group: an exclusive club.
excluding or tending to exclude or prohibit, as from use or possession: exclusive laws;exclusive restrictions on use of the property.
Grammar. (of the first person plural) not including the person or persons spoken to, as we in We'll see you later.: Compare inclusive (def. 7).
Journalism. a piece of news, or the reporting of a piece of news, obtained by a newspaper or other news organization, along with the privilege of using it first.
an exclusive right or privilege: to have an exclusive on providing fuel oil to the area.
- ex·clu·sive·ly, adverb
- ex·clu·siv·i·ty [eks-kloo-siv-i-tee], /ˌɛks kluˈsɪv ɪ ti/, ex·clu·sive·ness, noun
- non·ex·clu·sive, adjective
- pre·ex·clu·sive, adjective
- sem·i·ex·clu·sive, adjective
- ul·tra·ex·clu·sive, adjective
- un·ex·clu·sive, adjective
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How to use exclusive in a sentence
Last year, Honda became the exclusive automotive sponsor for pro esports team Team Liquid, which came third overall in the Championship.‘A credible voice’: Why Honda is doubling down on esports | Lara O'Reilly | September 16, 2020 | Digiday
They’re always either exclusive to NTWRK, created in collaboration with the company, or are first to market on the platform.‘Our goal is to become a massive marketplace’: NTWRK is bringing livestream commerce to a younger generation | Kayleigh Barber | September 14, 2020 | Digiday
So join us as we bring you exclusive, multipartisan, global coverage of this wild election from now until whenever it ends.
The stock truly took off when the company announced its $100 million acquisition of exclusive rights to popular interview podcast the Joe Rogan Experience on May 19.Spotify’s value jumped after buying the “Joe Rogan Experience” | Dan Kopf | September 11, 2020 | Quartz
The six-episode docuseries of Paltrow’s wellness and “contextual commerce” empire, Goop, has been renewed, according to an exclusive report by Variety.Gwyneth Paltrow’s pseudoscience Goop series renewed on Netflix | Beth Mole | September 11, 2020 | Ars Technica
In the wee hours of Christmas morning, a flight deal was shared in an exclusive Facebook group for urban travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement | Charlise Ferguson | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The future Mr. Vergara—and star of ‘True Blood’ and ‘Magic Mike’ shares some life advice in an exclusive video.Who Is Joe Manganiello? Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé on the Value of Hard Work | The Daily Beast Video | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Check out a clip from this exclusive interview with SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace at the 2014 Savannah Film Festival.Who Is Joe Manganiello? Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé on the Value of Hard Work | The Daily Beast Video | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But fun and insight are not always mutually exclusive, certainly not here.
One winter night, Posho Wembore sneaked into the exclusive whites-only club of the Hotel Pourquoi Pas?‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This has a warm though a thin soil, which must be highly favorable to the Vine to induce so exclusive a devotion to it.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
If it continues the same we can continue to sink 20 fathoms per month, exclusive of the time it will take to fix the lifts.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
He turned into this, to where his aunt lived some distance out in the most exclusive part of its residence section.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
If exclusive authority to issue the call is vested in the directors, it cannot be exercised by the president and secretary.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Altogether, we counted some seventy-odd thousand dollars, exclusive of the gold-dust in the sacks.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for exclusive
excluding all else; rejecting other considerations, possibilities, events, etc: an exclusive preoccupation with money
belonging to a particular individual or group and to no other; not shared: exclusive rights; an exclusive story
belonging to or catering for a privileged minority, esp a fashionable clique: an exclusive restaurant
(postpositive foll by to) limited (to); found only (in): this model is exclusive to Harrods
single; unique; only: the exclusive means of transport on the island was the bicycle
separate and incompatible: mutually exclusive principles
(immediately postpositive) not including the numbers, dates, letters, etc, mentioned: 1980–84 exclusive
(postpositive foll by of) except (for); not taking account (of): exclusive of bonus payments, you will earn this amount
commerce (of a contract, agreement, etc) binding the parties to do business only with each other with respect to a class of goods or services
logic (of a disjunction) true if only one rather than both of its component propositions is true: Compare inclusive (def. 5)
an exclusive story; a story reported in only one newspaper
- exclusively, adverb
- exclusivity (ˌɛkskluːˈsɪvɪtɪ) or exclusiveness, noun
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