ex·​clu·​sion·​ist ik-ˈsklü-zh(ə-)nist How to pronounce exclusionist (audio)
: one who would exclude another from some right or privilege
exclusionist adjective

Examples of exclusionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Privately, Carson was edging towards an exclusionist compromise. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 5 July 2019 Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump blended classic exclusionist and nationalist-egalitarian themes. Reihan Salam, Slate Magazine, 30 Jan. 2017 To nationalist egalitarians, classic exclusionists are a noxious force. Reihan Salam, Slate Magazine, 30 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exclusionist was in 1822

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“Exclusionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusionist. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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