ex·​clu·​siv·​ism ik-ˈsklü-sə-ˌvi-zəm How to pronounce exclusivism (audio)
: the practice of excluding or of being exclusive
ik-ˈsklü-sə-vist How to pronounce exclusivism (audio)
noun or adjective

Examples of exclusivism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No arrogance, no exclusivism, no self-righteousness or self-congratulation, no aggression — in any direction. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exclusivism was in 1834

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“Exclusivism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusivism. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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