Special synonyms

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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Definitely and explicitly stated:
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Explicitly set forth; definite:
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Worthy of being remarked or noticed; noticeable; conspicuous; hence, uncommon; extraordinary.
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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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Specially adapted or suitable to a specific purpose or specific conditions; appropriate
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Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
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(Literally) Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
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Relating to or directed toward a particular person, group, or purpose:
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Development in a particular way; progress:
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The definition of peculiar is something important or of special interest.
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Designed for a specific purpose or use:
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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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Especially good or preferred.
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Deserving notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
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Not usual, common, or ordinary.
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The definition of lunch is a meal eaten at midday.
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Having one or more distinguishing marks.
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Not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category. [from 14th c.]
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The definition of breakfast is a morning meal, or the first meal of the day.
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Rare; not common or usual
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Precisely limited or defined; definite:
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Having a definition or value.
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(Gram.) Limiting or specifying; referring to a specific or previously identified person, thing, etc.
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(--- Gram.) Not limiting or specifying; not referring to a specific or previously identified person, thing, etc.
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The definition of dear is precious or highly thought of.
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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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(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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Dignified in conduct or appearance:
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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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Kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc.
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Worthy of note or notice; remarkable:
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Usual; ordinary.
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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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Intended for a particular purpose
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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 commonplace is ordinary or normal.
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Commonly encountered; usual:
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Making no distinction; incapable of distinguishing
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Kept within certain limits; limited:
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Having a specified designation
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(Linguistics) Phonemically relevant and capable of conveying a difference in meaning, as nasalization in the initial sound of mat versus bat.
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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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In conformity with regular practice or procedure:
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Confined or restricted within certain limits:
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The definition of extra is more, larger, bigger than expected or at an additional cost.
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Special; particular:
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Entailing or carrying certain privileges:
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Of or relating to primary schools.
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Most important or significant; main; principal
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Marked by lavish or festive celebration:
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Of, related to, or being a member of the US president's household:
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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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