exclusion

An exclusion is an instance of leaving something or someone out. If you love someone to the exclusion of all others, he or she is the only one for you!

Exclusion is closely related to some words that have a positive or negative feel. The word exclusive implies something is high-end, desirable, and not for ordinary people. If someone is excluded, on the other hand, it means that someone has been deliberately and painfully left out. Exclusion is more neutral. The department store that advertizes a big sale often states at the bottom of the ad that "some exclusions apply."

Primary Meanings of exclusion

1.
n
a deliberate act of omission
2.
n
the state of being excluded
Full Definitions of exclusion
1

n a deliberate act of omission

Synonyms:
elision, exception
Type of:
omission
neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something
2

n the state of being excluded

Antonyms:
inclusion
the state of being included
Types:
Coventry, banishment, ostracism
the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
debarment
the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices)
Type of:
situation, state of affairs
the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

n the state of being excommunicated

Synonyms:
censure, excommunication
Type of:
rejection
the state of being rejected

n the act of forcing out someone or something

Synonyms:
ejection, expulsion, riddance
Types:
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defenestration
the act of throwing someone or something out of a window
deportation
the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien
ostracism
the act of excluding someone from society by general consent
barring, blackball
the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
ouster, ousting
the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
deposition, dethronement
the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office
Type of:
banishment, proscription
rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone

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