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Synonyms for general
ˈdʒɛn ər əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. general, full general(noun)

    a general officer of the highest rank

    Synonyms:
    full general, superior general

    Antonyms:
    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 general(noun)

    the head of a religious order or congregation

    Synonyms:
    full general, superior general

    Antonyms:
    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. general(adj)

    a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)

    "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"

    Synonyms:
    full general, superior general

    Antonyms:
    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. general(adj)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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. general(adj)

    not specialized or limited to one class of things

    "general studies"; "general knowledge"

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

    Antonyms:
    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. general(adj)

    prevailing among and common to the general public

    "the general discontent"

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

    Antonyms:
    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. general(adj)

    affecting the entire body

    "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"

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

    Antonyms:
    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. general(adj)

    somewhat indefinite

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

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

    Antonyms:
    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-wide(verb)

    of worldwide scope or applicability

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

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

    Antonyms:
    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. general(verb)

    command as a general

    "We are generaled by an incompetent!"

    Antonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. general(noun)

    Antonyms:
    particular, specific

  2. general(noun)

    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.

    Antonyms:
    specific, particular

  3. general(noun)

    Applied to a person (as a postmodifier or a normal preceding adjective) to indicate supreme rank, in civil or military titles, and later in other terms; pre-eminent.

    Antonyms:
    specific, particular

  4. general(noun)

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

    Antonyms:
    particular, specific

  5. general(noun)

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

    Antonyms:
    particular, specific

  6. general(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    specific, particular

  7. general(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    particular, specific

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. general(a.)

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

  2. general(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ECUMENICAL

  3. general(a.)

    Synonyms:
    common, usual

  4. general(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vague, indefinite, lax

  5. general(n.)

    Synonyms:
    whole, total

  6. general(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. general(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    specific, definite

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How to use general in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Empatia significa ponerse en el lugar del otro, y pensar con el corazón y la mente de otra persona, de modo que usted pueda comprender donde la otra persona viene. La empatía es la mayor virtud en cualquier relación, tanto personal como profesional igualmente. Cuando usted es capaz de sentir empatía, no sólo hacen grandes lazos con los demás, sino también crear positividad general en la sociedad. Usted no tiene que experimentar dolor o luchar a ti mismo de empatizar, de empatía vendrá directamente de su corazón y fluye en las venas - cuando está ya allí.

  2. Dutchman Dumoulin:

    He (Froome) has every right to be here and it's his choice to be here. It's not good for cycling in general and not good for him that his case has not been resolved yet.

  3. Clint Penick:

    Humans bring a ton of general resources, the species that can take advantage of these resources the best, sort of wins.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The economy is doing very, very well, and in general it's doing very well, we had a mess, a mess, and its getting straightened out. Today we're also talking about health care, which is coming up.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Well I didn't understand his answer because I thought the attorney general answered it perfectly.


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