Definition of exclusively in English:



  • 1To the exclusion of others; only.

    ‘paints produced exclusively for independent retailers’
    as submodifier ‘exclusively female concerns’
    • ‘Dropstitch was the first ever feature length film to exclusively feature female snowboarders.’
    • ‘This might suggest that church meetings then were less exclusively female than they are in Britain today!’
    • ‘This is not to say that they are exclusively concerned with description.’
    • ‘Relying exclusively then on that particular line of form could be an unreliable yardstick.’
    • ‘This special chocolate is reserved exclusively for the use of Easter eggs only.’
    • ‘It would be even better if the park was designed exclusively for recreational purposes.’
    • ‘Do you think that this kind of expression is exclusively the product of an urban setting?’
    • ‘These early disputes are largely, if not exclusively, concerned with power.’
    • ‘They painted almost exclusively altarpieces in a dramatic late Baroque style.’
    • ‘In fact, over half the goods on offer concern themselves exclusively with whisky.’
    • ‘A lifeline is Long Tall Sally, the first retailer to provide clothes exclusively for tall women.’
    • ‘Based on the theme of body image, the show is designed especially, but not exclusively, for young adults.’
    • ‘We decided to stick exclusively to the specials menu, and chose three starters.’
    • ‘For the poor, a house in each residential area was exclusively set aside for the same purpose.’
    • ‘The views expressed - of course - are exclusively my own and have nothing to do with my employer.’
    • ‘Confining himself exclusively to postwar moderns would net him only a handful of converts.’
    • ‘He said there was a big shift towards using trucks and shovels exclusively about a decade ago.’
    • ‘These are exclusively pedestrian streets where their movement is not curtailed.’
    • ‘This led them to come up with a yearly festival exclusively for women, and it turned out to be a woman's day out!’
    • ‘She does not teach the harp exclusively but also the piano and the recorder.’
    expressly, specially, specifically, exclusively, just, particularly, uniquely, precisely, explicitly, purposefully, on purpose
    1. 1.1As the only source.
      ‘I can exclusively reveal that Gail shares a birthday with Rod Stewart’
      • ‘High quality office paper is therefore sourced exclusively from virgin pulp.’
      • ‘Bosses this week exclusively revealed to the Wiltshire Times that comedian Ed Hall will present the show.’
      • ‘Last year, plans for the revamp were revealed exclusively in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.’
      • ‘The troubles were exclusively revealed by the Yorkshire Post last November.’
      • ‘The Ripon row was first exclusively revealed by the Yorkshire Post in November 2001.’
      • ‘Spurs' sudden interest has left Howarth in a state of flux as he revealed exclusively to the Evening Press.’
      • ‘I exclusively revealed back in November's edition, that they also were partial to a slice of bear.’
      • ‘She's the Fairy Godmother and I can exclusively reveal that she DID do all the singing.’
      • ‘The revolutionary new scheme was revealed exclusively in the Daily Echo last week.’
      • ‘Previously embryo stem cell research was funded exclusively by private sources.’
      • ‘As exclusively revealed in Yorkshire Sports, the Scarborough boss has had talks with the club.’
      • ‘Well guys, I can exclusively reveal here and now that there is a movement for you.’
      • ‘The costs must have been wholly and exclusively incurred in connection with the disposal.’
      • ‘I regard it as unjust to ascribe this proof exclusively to Gauss, who merely added the finishing touches.’
      • ‘The Outer Hebrides is formed almost exclusively of rocks of the Lewisian Complex.’
      only, simply, just, merely, uniquely, exclusively, entirely, completely, absolutely, totally, wholly, alone, no more than, to the exclusion of everyone else, to the exclusion of everything else