Inclusive vs Exclusive - What's the difference?

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Inclusive is an antonym of exclusive.


As adjectives the difference between inclusive and exclusive

is that inclusive is including (almost) everything within its scope while exclusive is (literally) excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.

As a noun exclusive is

information (or an artefact) that is granted or obtained exclusively.

inclusive

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • including (almost) everything within its scope
  • An inclusive list of Wiki formats
  • including the extremes as well as the area between
  • Numbers 1 to 10 inclusive
  • (linguistics) of, or relating to the first-person plural pronoun when including the person being addressed
  • As the we' in ''If you want, '''we could go back to my place for coffee.

    Derived terms

    * all-inclusive * self-inclusive

    See also

    * ----

    exclusive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (literally) Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
  • (figuratively) Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or reknown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members who do not meet requirements, which may be financial, of celebrity, religion, skin colour etc., are excluded.
  • Exclusive''' clubs tend to serve ' exclusive brands of food and drinks, in the same exorbitant price range, such as the 'finest' French châteaux.
  • exclusionary
  • whole, undivided, entire
  • ''The teacher's pet commands the teacher's exclusive attention.

    Antonyms

    * inclusive * non-exclusive

    Derived terms

    * exclusively * exclusiveness * exclusive or * exclusive right * exclusivity * mutually exclusive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Information (or an artefact) that is granted or obtained exclusively.
  • ''The editor agreed to keep a lid on a potentially distastrous political scoop in exchange for an exclusive of a happier nature
  • (grammar) A word or phrase that restricts something, such as only'', ''solely'', or ''simply .