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Synonyms for exception
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exception, exclusion, elision(noun)

    a deliberate act of omission

    "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"

    ejection, riddance, censure, excommunication, exclusion, expulsion, elision

  2. exception(noun)

    an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization

    "all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"; "an exception tests the rule"

    exclusion, elision

  3. exception(noun)

    grounds for adverse criticism

    "his authority is beyond exception"

    exclusion, elision

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exception

    abnormality, aggregate, monstrosity, total, whole

    case, example, exemplification, illustration, instance, sample, specimen

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exception

    qualification, separation, exclusion

    statement, rule, class, proposition

Editors Contribution

  1. dispension

    Submitted by Jackson12 on March 22, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exception(n.)


  2. exception(n.)


  3. exception(n.)

    instance to be excepted

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  1. Kari Stefansson:

    It has always been considered a virtue in our culture to know as much about yourself as possible, i don't think that there is any exception for genetics. We just want to know who we are.


    Fallibility is simply defined as state of being capable of making mistakes or being wrong sometimes. Permit me to tell you this, every human is fallible in nature. Yes! you heard me right as usual, even the Pope himself is fallible in nature. That is to say, there is no exception to what I'm writing or talking about. Although, he (the Pope) is widely regarded as infallible according to the dogma of the Roman catholic church. But come on, is the pope (a) catholic? Nevertheless, it is delusion to regard any human as infallible. I mean, anyone who regards any other human as incapable of making mistakes or being wrong is nothing but delusive. Besides, whoever that claims to be infallible has never tried out something new before and it is only a coward who is often reluctant to try out something new, just because of fear of failure. Wait a second, is the Pope (a) catholic? Furthermore, in case you don't know, almighty God is the only one who is ever infallible. Apart from him (Almighty God) no other person is infallible naturally, regardless of world renowned professors. Anyway, do quote me right or rather you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Eric Dreiband:

    Simply put, there is no pandemic exception to the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights.

  4. Prosecutor Daniel Suneson:

    The court has been of the same view as myself, with one big exception, which is whether or not a blow was dealt with a glass bottle, beyond that I feel the court made an accurate assessment.

  5. Richard Pollack:

    I do expect that we will see resistance to any product with the exception perhaps of combing and heat and smothering the lice.

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