Definition of inclusive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkluːsɪv/


1Including all the services or items normally expected or required: menus stating fully inclusive prices
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  • Although the cost of such an exclusive safari might seem prohibitive, it is worth pointing out that everything - from wine, beer and spirits to the daily laundry service - is inclusive.
  • Costing €555 all inclusive it is expected that there will be great demand for seats, so it would be advisable to make reservations as soon as possible.
  • There is a great demand for ‘mini movers,’ those companies that offer the same inclusive services for very small relocations.
all-in, all-inclusive, with everything included, comprehensive, in toto;
overall, full, all-round, across the board, umbrella, blanket, catch-all, all-encompassing, all-embracing, without exception
1.1 (inclusive of) Containing (a specified element) as part of a whole: all prices are inclusive of VAT
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  • Both prices are inclusive of a meal plus five team prizes along with individual, front nine and back nine prizes.
  • The announcement would not be affected by any management buy-out, because the recent jobs announcement was inclusive of the decision.
  • Prices range from £205 to £395 per room per night, inclusive of continental breakfast and VAT.
including, incorporating, taking in, counting, taking account of;
comprising, covering, embracing
1.2 [postpositive] Including the limits specified: between the ages of 55 and 59 inclusive
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  • The offer is available until mid-December and is limited from Sundays to Thursdays inclusive.
1.3Not excluding any section of society or any party involved in something: only an inclusive peace process will end the conflict
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  • They say it is an attempt to recognise some of their past failings and move towards a more inclusive party, which recognises some of the diversity in society.
  • The Green Party's fundamental values lead us to promote an inclusive society.
  • But instead of it being inclusive, they excluded her, and I think that we, as women, those who have been brought up in Christianity, have been trying to work through that for 2,000 years.
1.4(Of language) deliberately avoiding usages that could be seen as excluding a particular social group, for example avoiding the use of masculine pronouns to cover both men and women.
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  • Coming from the United Trades and Labour Council, we'd been through the battles of using non-sexist and inclusive language.
  • For example, the publication guidelines of the American Psychological Association stress the use of nonsexist, inclusive language.
  • The new inclusive language and nongendered understanding of God, for example, are rooted in the dissent of feminists from traditional Catholic norms.



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkluːsɪvli/
Example sentences
  • There's two ways to look at this, competitively, or inclusively.
  • The school has an active anti-bullying policy in place and is confident that it deals fully and inclusively with any issues that may arise.
  • This inevitably leads to some accusing the advertiser of tokenism or stereotyping, which in turn reinforces the difficulty of acting inclusively.


Late 16th century: from medieval Latin inclusivus, from Latin includere (see include).

Words that rhyme with inclusive

abusive, allusive, collusive, conclusive, conducive, delusive, diffusive, effusive, elusive, exclusive, illusive, intrusive, obtrusive, preclusive, reclusive, seclusive

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