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Synonyms for exception
ɪkˈsɛp ʃənex·cep·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 4 votes

  1. exception

    abnormality, aggregate, monstrosity, total, whole

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. exception

    qualification, separation, exclusion

    statement, rule, class, proposition

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. exception, exclusion, elisionnoun

    a deliberate act of omission

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

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

  2. exceptionnoun

    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. exceptionnoun

    grounds for adverse criticism

    "his authority is beyond exception"

    exclusion, elision

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Editors Contribution4.0 / 2 votes

  1. dispension

    Submitted by Jackson12 on March 22, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. exceptionnoun


  2. exceptionnoun


  3. exceptionnoun

    instance to be excepted

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  1. Bryan Holcombe:

    Sutherland Springs’s just not a problem to us, we know exactly where the family is, and Sutherland Springs’s not going to be long until we ’ll both be there, he said. And we’re really sort of looking forward to Sutherland Springs. Crystal Holcombes were upbeat and full of good humor during a telephone interview, and they are not an exception in this deeply evangelical part of Texas. What is so striking about relatives and friends of the 26 victims of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs is that they all believe good will come from this act of evil and that their loved ones are now safe for eternity, and breathing again, with God. Psychologists say such deep faith can help families deal with such a ghastly event. Even so, they warn that leaning too heavily on one’s religious beliefs can stunt the natural grieving period and result in post-traumatic stress later.

  2. Laura Garcia:

    I asked if there was anything I could do in order to keep my job and [human resources] said if she gave you an exception, then she would have to give everybody else an exception.

  3. Wellington Harris:

    T.R. "Tina" Threston is one of the most beautiful women I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and calling friend. There are many beautiful women in the world, but, most of the beauty is skin deep. Tina is the exception to this rule -- her beauty radiates from within from her intellect to her compassion for others, and, she is a true physical beauty -- very pleasing to the eye. She is a rare gem in today's society. Any man lucky enough to capture her heart should hold on tight and not let go.

  4. Sarah Besocke:

    The only exception is that if they don’t eat their vegetables at dinner because they fill up on them before, that’s OK with me.

  5. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    I believe in religious freedom. I believe most of us do. I mean it's the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. This is who we are. This is why this country was founded in the first place, i think that comment or plan deserved to be called out as an exception, but my rule is not to comment on the people or the ups and downs of the presidential campaign.

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