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adjective exclusive pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈskluːsɪv/
  1. 1
    very expensive, and therefore available only to people who have a lot of money
    an exclusive shop/restaurant/neighbourhood
  2. 2
    limited to a particular person, thing, or group and not shared with others
    The road is for the exclusive use of residents.
    They have exclusive rights to market the drug in Africa.
    exclusive to: This special offer is exclusive to readers of this magazine.
  3. 3
    published or reported by only one newspaper, magazine, television station etc
    She managed to secure an exclusive interview with the star.
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noun [uncountable]


 exclusive pronunciation in British English /ˌekskluːˈsɪvəti/ noun [uncountable]


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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