Special synonyms and antonyms

spĕsh'əl

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Being the only one of its kind:
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Going far beyond the ordinary degree, measure, limit, etc.; very unusual; exceptional; remarkable
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The definition of particular is pertaining to a specific person, thing or place, or something that is noteworthy or under immediate consideration.
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Having high social rank or influence; prominent:
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Worthy of being remarked or noticed; noticeable; conspicuous; hence, uncommon; extraordinary.
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(Literally) Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
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Needing special attention or presenting a special problem, as in education, because mentally gifted or, esp., because mentally, physically, or emotionally handicapped
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Definitely and explicitly stated:
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Specially adapted or suitable to a specific purpose or specific conditions; appropriate
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Explicitly set forth; definite:
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Relating to or directed toward a particular person, group, or purpose:
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The definition of peculiar is something important or of special interest.
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Deserving notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
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(Cooking, particularly meats) Cooked very lightly, so the meat is still red (in the case of steak or beef in the general sense).
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Rare; not common or usual
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Especially good or preferred.
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(Gram.) Limiting or specifying; referring to a specific or previously identified person, thing, etc.
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Development in a particular way; progress:
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Not usual, common, or ordinary.
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Having one or more distinguishing marks.
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Dignified in conduct or appearance:
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Serving to identify; distinguishing or characteristic:
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Being usually the case; true or applicable in most instances but not all:
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Special; particular:
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Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
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Designed for a specific purpose or use:
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(--- Gram.) Not limiting or specifying; not referring to a specific or previously identified person, thing, etc.
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Supplemental or added to something.
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The definition of distinct is separate from or different from.
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Having no special designation, status, or rank:
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Marked by no peculiar quality; not distinguished; ordinary:
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Having a specified designation
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The definition of limited is something or someone with boundaries or restrictions.
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Having a definition or value.
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Precisely limited or defined; definite:
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The definition of personal is about you, related to you or affecting you, as opposed to the outside world or to anyone else.
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The definition of dear is precious or highly thought of.
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Worthy of note or notice; remarkable:
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Kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc.
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Commonly encountered; usual:
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Intended for a particular purpose
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Usual; ordinary.
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Making no distinction; incapable of distinguishing
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(In the plural) Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to be or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.
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The definition of commonplace is ordinary or normal.
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In conformity with regular practice or procedure:
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Kept within certain limits; limited:
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Marked by lavish or festive celebration:
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Of or relating to primary schools.
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The definition of set is something that is fixed or routine, firmly established or that is unlikely to change.
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Entailing or carrying certain privileges:
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The definition of lunch is a meal eaten at midday.
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A midday meal (in a context in which the evening meal is called supper or tea).
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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Of, related to, or being a member of the US president's household:
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Most important or significant; main; principal
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The definition of breakfast is a morning meal, or the first meal of the day.
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Synonym Study

  • Specific and particular are both applied to something that is singled out for attention, but specific suggests the explicit statement of an example, illustration, etc. he cited specific cases, and particular emphasizes the distinctness or individuality of the thing so described in this particular case
  • Especial is usually preferred where preeminence is implied a matter of especial interest to you
  • Special and especial both imply that the thing so described has qualities, aspects, or uses that differentiate it from others of its class, and the choice of word generally depends on euphony, but special is generally used to emphasize the fact of differentiation itself he requires a special diet or exceptional status or quality there is something special in her paintings
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