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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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    exclusion, elision

  3. exception(noun)

    grounds for adverse criticism

    "his authority is beyond exception"

    Synonyms:
    exclusion, elision

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exception

    Synonyms:
    abnormality, aggregate, monstrosity, total, whole

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exception

    Synonyms:
    qualification, separation, exclusion

    Antonyms:
    statement, rule, class, proposition

Editors Contribution

  1. dispension

    Submitted by Jackson12 on March 22, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    exclusion

  2. exception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    objection

  3. exception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    instance to be excepted

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "exception":

    exceptions, derogation, exemption, 'exception, emergency, except, exceptional, exclusion, plea, opt-out, objection, waiver

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How to use exception in a sentence?

  1. Douglas Adams:

    Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

  2. RJ Intindola:

    People would lie less if they could only remember how difficult it is to live with the lie. There is one exception – narcissistic people live in a lie and therefore have no conscious of guilt regarding the consequences of their dishonest demeanor.

  3. Ken Cuccinelli:

    We're all Americans, we want it all yesterday. The President is no exception in that respect, even more so because The President's a candidate.

  4. Robert Simso:

    We of course stand by all the quotes in the story, i always use a tape recorder in interviews, and this time was no exception.

  5. Hietzsche:

    The most common lie is that which one lies to himself lying to others is relatively an exception.


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