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exclusivism

[ ik-skloo-suh-viz-uhm, -zuh- ]
/ ɪkˈsklu səˌvɪz əm, -zə- /
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noun
the practice of being exclusive.
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Origin of exclusivism

First recorded in 1825–35; exclusive + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM exclusivism

ex·clu·siv·ist, nounex·clu·siv·is·tic, adjective
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How to use exclusivism in a sentence

  • Human solidarity is too great, especially at the present day, for such exclusivism in love not to suffer.

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  • Rosas in Argentina and the blancos in Uruguay represented the spirit of exclusivism and opposition to foreign influences.

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