- Nowadays he can afford to be much more selective about the roles he accepts.
- I'm more selective about the programmes I watch than I used to be.
- Parents have a selected memory when they recall their children's early years.
- selective education
- the selective and non-selective school sectors
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
adverb uk /sɪˈlek.tɪv.li/ us /səˈlek.tɪv.li/
noun [ U ] uk /ˌsɪl.ekˈtɪv.ə.ti/ us /səˌlekˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ also selectiveness, uk /-nəs/ us