ex·​clu·​sion·​ist | \ ik-ˈsklüzh-nist How to pronounce exclusionist (audio) , -ˈsklü-zhə- \

Definition of exclusionist

: one who would exclude another from some right or privilege

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Other Words from exclusionist

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, "Off The Shelf: The Wrong Dubliner?," 5 July 2019 Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump blended classic exclusionist and nationalist-egalitarian themes. Reihan Salam, Slate Magazine, "Why Donald Trump is losing the battle to restrict immigration.," 30 Jan. 2017 To nationalist egalitarians, classic exclusionists are a noxious force. Reihan Salam, Slate Magazine, "Why Donald Trump is losing the battle to restrict immigration.," 30 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of exclusionist

1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Exclusionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusionist. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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