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Synonyms for general
ˈdʒɛn ər əlgen·er·al

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  1. generalnoun

    particular, specific

  2. generaladjective

    Including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.; as opposed to specific or particular.

    Hannibal was one of the greatest generals of the ancient world.

    particular, specific

  3. generalnoun

    A rank in the army and air force that is higher than colonel or brigadier, and is usually the highest rank group next to commander in chief, except in countries that use the rank of field marshal.

    specific, particular

  4. generalnoun

    Prevalent or widespread among a given class or area; common, usual.

    particular, specific

  5. generalnoun

    Not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category.

    particular, specific

  6. generaladjective

    Giving or consisting of only the most important aspects of something, ignoring minor details; indefinite.

    specific, particular

  7. generaladjective

    particular, specific

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. general

    Common signifies frequently occurring, not out of the regular course, not exceptional; hence, not above the average, not excellent or distinguished, inferior, or even low; common also signifies pertaining to or participated in by two or more persons or things; as, sorrow is common to the race. General may signify pertaining equally to all of a class, race, etc., but very commonly signifies pertaining to the greater number, but not necessarily to all. Universal applies to all without exception; general applies to all with possible or comparatively slight exceptions; common applies to very many without deciding whether they are even a majority. A common remark is one we often hear; a general experience is one that comes to the majority of people; a universal experience is one from which no human being is exempt. It is dangerous for a debater to affirm a universal proposition, since that can be negatived by a single exception, while a general statement is not invalidated even by adducing many exceptions. We say a common opinion, common experience, a general rule, general truth, a universal law. Compare synonyms for NORMAL; USUAL.

    common, commonplace, customary, everyday, familiar, frequent, habitual, normal, ordinary, popular, prevalent, public, universal, usual

    exceptional, infrequent, rare, singular, uncommon, unknown, unusual

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. general, full generalnoun

    a general officer of the highest rank

    full general, superior general

    specific, particular, noncomprehensive, local, particularized, special(a), special, localised, peculiar(a), particular(a), topical, proper(ip), limited, precise, particularised, diversified, circumstantial, localized, unique(p), ad hoc, uncommon, incomprehensive

  2. general, superior generalnoun

    the head of a religious order or congregation

    full general, superior general

    specific, particular, localized, local, localised, noncomprehensive, proper(ip), circumstantial, particularized, ad hoc, unique(p), particularised, special, special(a), uncommon, particular(a), peculiar(a), incomprehensive, diversified, topical, precise, limited

  3. generaladjective

    a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)

    "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"

    full general, superior general

    specific, particular, uncommon, particular(a), particularized, ad hoc, proper(ip), special, localized, limited, special(a), peculiar(a), noncomprehensive, circumstantial, unique(p), diversified, topical, incomprehensive, local, precise, localised, particularised

  4. generaladjective

    applying to all or most members of a category or group

    "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"

    cosmopolitan, universal, world-wide, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical

    particular, specific, topical, localized, circumstantial, noncomprehensive, particularised, limited, particularized, peculiar(a), precise, local, particular(a), incomprehensive, proper(ip), special(a), diversified, uncommon, ad hoc, localised, special, unique(p)

  5. generaladjective

    not specialized or limited to one class of things

    "general studies"; "general knowledge"

    cosmopolitan, universal, world-wide, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical

    particular, specific, proper(ip), particular(a), noncomprehensive, peculiar(a), unique(p), localized, topical, precise, special(a), special, particularized, diversified, localised, ad hoc, local, incomprehensive, limited, circumstantial, uncommon, particularised

  6. generaladjective

    prevailing among and common to the general public

    "the general discontent"

    cosmopolitan, universal, world-wide, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical

    particular, specific, limited, particular(a), topical, special(a), circumstantial, local, particularised, diversified, noncomprehensive, ad hoc, special, proper(ip), precise, unique(p), uncommon, localized, incomprehensive, localised, particularized, peculiar(a)

  7. generaladjective

    affecting the entire body

    "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"

    cosmopolitan, universal, world-wide, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical

    particular, specific, topical, proper(ip), unique(p), limited, special, special(a), noncomprehensive, localised, peculiar(a), uncommon, particular(a), local, diversified, circumstantial, incomprehensive, precise, particularised, particularized, localized, ad hoc

  8. generaladjective

    somewhat indefinite

    "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"

    cosmopolitan, universal, world-wide, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical

    specific, particular, unique(p), circumstantial, diversified, proper(ip), localised, limited, precise, particular(a), incomprehensive, particularised, peculiar(a), topical, particularized, special, ad hoc, local, uncommon, noncomprehensive, localized, special(a)

  9. cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wideverb

    of worldwide scope or applicability

    "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"

    universal, widely distributed, world(a), planetary, world-wide, global, ecumenical, worldwide, ecumenic, oecumenic, cosmopolitan, oecumenical

    specific, particular, local, proper(ip), topical, uncommon, diversified, precise, ad hoc, circumstantial, particular(a), noncomprehensive, particularized, localised, localized, peculiar(a), limited, special(a), particularised, unique(p), special, incomprehensive

  10. generalverb

    command as a general

    "We are generaled by an incompetent!"

    particular, specific, precise, ad hoc, particularised, particularized, particular(a), incomprehensive, peculiar(a), topical, diversified, limited, noncomprehensive, local, circumstantial, uncommon, special, unique(p), localised, special(a), proper(ip), localized

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. generaladjective

    of the whole (genus, class, &c.), catholic, not partial, not special, not particular

  2. generaladjective


  3. generaladjective

    common, usual

  4. generaladjective

    vague, indefinite, lax

  5. generalnoun

    whole, total

  6. generalnoun

    (Mil.) commander-in-chief, generalissimo, captain-general

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. generaladjective

    indefinite, vague, ill-defined, prevalent, extensive, usual, common, ordinary, regular

    specific, definite

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  1. Mark Corallo:

    Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has learned that the Department of Justice is investigating campaign contributions made by employees who worked for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy when Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was in the private sector. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has always been scrupulous in Postmaster General Louis DeJoy adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them, postmaster General Louis DeJoy fully cooperated with and answered the questions posed by Congress regarding these matters. The same is true of the Postal Service Inspector General's inquiry which after a thorough investigation gave Postmaster General Louis DeJoy a clean bill of health on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy disclosure and divestment issues. He expects nothing less in this latest matter and he intends to work with DOJ toward swiftly resolving it.

  2. Samuel Butler:

    There are two great rules in life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that every one can in the end get what he wants if he only tries. This is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is more or less of an exception to the general rule.

  3. Julius Caesar, (attributed):

    I am going to Spain to fight an army without a general, and thence to the East to fight a general without an army.

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  5. P. J. O'Rourke:

    The preamble to the Constitution states We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare... It doesn't say guarantee the general welfare. And it certainly doesn't say give welfare benefits to all the people in the country who aren't doing so well even if the reason they aren't doing so well is because they're sitting on their butts in front of the TV.

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