Definition of inclusionary in English:



  • Designed or intended to accommodate diversity in age, income, race, or some other category.

    ‘several clubs prefer not to adhere to the new, inclusionary policies’
    • ‘A more inclusionary canon that draws on works that come out of the ethnic experience or the experience of women is, we believe, integral to the literary education of lawyers who are to serve in an increasingly diverse world.’
    • ‘One way to avoid poetics that encourage such reductive readings is for the poet to propose an inclusionary ethos.’
    • ‘We are an inclusionary bunch, and we want to include everyone.’
    • ‘We share the same values, but their practice of politics is exclusionary and not inclusionary.’
    • ‘Being inclusionary means listening to every voice.’


1950s: on the pattern of exclusionary.