Thesaurus

exception

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of exception

2 something that is different from what is ordinary or expected
  • her tardiness today is an exception; usually she's on time

Synonyms for exception

Words Related to exception

Near Antonyms for exception

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about exception

Time Traveler for exception

Time Traveler

The first known use of exception was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Exception.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exception. Accessed 10 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on exception

Dictionary: Definition of exception

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with exception

Spanish Central: Translation of exception

Nglish: Translation of exception for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of exception for Arabic Speakers

Comments on exception

What made you want to look up exception? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to state or do over again or repeatedly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!