inclusive

adjective
in·​clu·​sive | \ in-ˈklü-siv How to pronounce inclusive (audio) , -ziv\

Definition of inclusive

1 : comprehending stated limits or extremes from Monday to Friday inclusive
2a : broad in orientation or scope
b : covering or intended to cover all items, costs, or services

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Other Words from inclusive

inclusively adverb
inclusiveness noun

Examples of inclusive in a Sentence

a butterfly expert with an inclusive knowledge of his subject

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In many ways, Siriano sounds like the perfect fit for Blair's project, as his line has always been dedicated to making inclusive fashion for everyone. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Christian Siriano Just Responded to Selma Blair's Accessible Fashion Line Idea," 9 Mar. 2019 The primary goal with all of these changes is to make the Olympics more inclusive and engaging for everyone, says McConnell. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "These Are the New Sports We May See at the 2024 Summer Olympics," 27 Feb. 2019 Each had her own path to the White House and, once there, made her mark on the world—all while clearing a path and expanding the vision of a more inclusive America. Yara Shahidi, Teen Vogue, ""Yes She Can" Is the Yara Shahidi-Approved Collection of Stories From Young Women Staffers of the Obama White House," 14 Jan. 2019 And to his credit, FWD is actually way more inclusive than a lot of the other kinda tech firms trying to get immigration done. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: ‘Dear America’ author Jose Antonio Vargas on Recode Decode," 24 Nov. 2018 Whether the new collection of swimsuits reflects the demand for more inclusive sizing, remains to be seen. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Victoria’s Secret Is Bringing Back Its Bathing Suits," 21 Nov. 2018 Now check out more inclusive moments in beauty: Done reading? Andrea Park, Allure, "Herbal Essences Launches Packaging for Blind and Vision-Impaired Customers," 11 Oct. 2018 In addition to using only 100-percent cruelty-free ingredients, the brand is also known for its diverse shades and inclusive products for all types of skin. Maria Cassano, Allure, "Beauty Bakerie Is Now Sold at Ulta Stores," 31 Oct. 2018 In a world that can sometimes feel less than inclusive, Pride month has huge value to the LGBTQ community. Veronika Kelemen, Seventeen, "Teens Get Real About Their First LGBTQ Pride Parade," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of inclusive

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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inclusive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inclusive

: covering or including everything
: open to everyone : not limited to certain people
: including the stated limits and everything in between

inclusive

adjective
in·​clu·​sive | \ in-ˈklü-siv How to pronounce inclusive (audio) , -ziv\

Kids Definition of inclusive

1 : covering everything or all important points an inclusive price
2 : including the stated limits and all in between from ages three to ten inclusive

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