Meaning of “exception” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɪkˈsepʃən/

B2 [ C, U ] someone or something that is not included in a rule, group, or list:

There are exceptions to every rule.
I like all kinds of movies, with the exception of horror films.
All our pupils, without exception, have access to the Internet.
Her films are always popular and this one is no exception.
make an exception

to not treat someone or something according to the usual rules:

They don't usually give refunds, but they said they'd make an exception in my case.
take exception to sth formal

to be annoyed or insulted by something

(Definition of “exception” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)