›intentionally choosing certain things or people, and not others: be selective about sthWe need to be more selective about the people we hire.be selective in sth/doing sthBanks have become more selective in granting new loans.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them