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[ ik-skloo-suh-viz-uh m, -zuh- ]
/ ɪkˈsklu səˌvɪz əm, -zə- /


the practice of being exclusive.

Nearby words

exclusive economic zone, exclusive or, exclusive or circuit, exclusive representation, exclusively, exclusivism, exclusivity, exclusory, excogitate, excommunicable, excommunicate

Origin of exclusivism

First recorded in 1825–35; exclusive + -ism
Related formsex·clu·siv·ist, nounex·clu·siv·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for exclusivist

  • In a one-state outcome, both sides would have to forego dreams of exclusivist nationalism.

    If You Will It, It Is No Nightmare|Yousef Munayyer|December 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • Liberalism is by nature an inclusivist ideology; Zionism, by contrast is an exclusivist ideology.

  • And, by the way, those who have the extreme or exclusivist view of religion have got masses of websites, networks.

    Blair's New Mideast Mission|Lisa Miller|March 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST