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Synonyms for particular
pərˈtɪk yə lər, pəˈtɪk-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. particular, specific(noun)

    a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

    "he always reasons from the particular to the general"

    particular proposition, item, specific, detail

    universal proposition, general, universal, nonspecific, unfastidious, secondary, careless, common

  2. detail, particular, item(noun)

    a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

    "it was perfect in all details"

    contingent, particular proposition, item, detail, token, point, specific

    universal, general, universal proposition, common, careless, unfastidious, secondary, nonspecific

  3. particular, particular proposition(adj)

    (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class

    particular proposition, item, specific, detail

    general, universal proposition, universal, careless, nonspecific, common, secondary, unfastidious

  4. particular(a), peculiar(a), special(a)(adj)

    unique or specific to a person or thing or category

    "the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"

    general, universal proposition, universal, common, secondary, nonspecific, unfastidious, careless

  5. particular(a)(adj)

    separate and distinct from others of the same group or category

    "interested in one particular artist"; "a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him"

    universal proposition, general, universal, careless, secondary, nonspecific, unfastidious, common

  6. especial(a), exceptional, particular(a), special(adj)

    surpassing what is common or usual or expected

    "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"

    universal, general, universal proposition, unfastidious, nonspecific, careless, secondary, common

  7. particular, special(adj)

    first and most important

    "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"

    especial(a), finical, picky, particular(a), peculiar(a), limited, fussy, finicky, special(a), exceptional, special, extra

    universal proposition, universal, general, secondary, nonspecific, careless, common, unfastidious

  8. finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky(adj)

    exacting especially about details

    "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"

    special(a), peculiar(a), picky, bad-tempered, busy, cross, finicky, grumpy, grouchy, special, especial(a), finical, crabby, crabbed, particular(a), fussy, ill-tempered, exceptional

    universal, universal proposition, general, common, unfastidious, careless, nonspecific, secondary

  9. particular(a)(adj)

    providing specific details or circumstances

    "a particular description of the room"

    universal proposition, general, universal, unfastidious, common, secondary, careless, nonspecific


  1. particular(noun)


  2. particular(noun)

    Pertaining only to a part of something; partial.


  3. particular(noun)

    Specific; discrete; concrete.


  4. particular(adjective)

    Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing.

    I don't appreciate your particular brand of cynicism.


  5. particular(adjective)


  6. particular(adjective)


  7. particular(adjective)

    He is very particular about his food and if it isn't cooked to perfection he will send it back.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. particular

    A circumstance (Latin circum, around, and sto, stand), is something existing or occurring in connection with or relation to some other fact or event, modifying or throwing light upon the principal matter without affecting its essential character; an accompaniment is something that unites with the principal matter, tho not necessary to it; as, the piano accompaniment to a song; a concomitant goes with a thing in natural connection, but in a subordinate capacity, or perhaps in contrast; as, cheerfulness is a concomitant of virtue. A circumstance is not strictly, nor usually, an occasion, condition, effect, or result. (See these words under CAUSE.) Nor is the circumstance properly an incident. (See under ACCIDENT.) We say, "My decision will depend upon circumstances" — not "upon incidents." That a man wore a blue necktie would not probably be the cause, occasion, condition, or concomitant of his committing murder; but it might be a very important circumstance in identifying him as the murderer. All the circumstances make up the situation. A certain disease is the cause of a man's death; his suffering is an incident; that he is in his own home, that he has good medical attendance, careful nursing, etc., are consolatory circumstances. With the same idea of subordination, we often say, "This is not a circumstance to that." So a person is said to be in easy circumstances. Compare EVENT.

    accompaniment, circumstance, concomitant, detail, event, fact, feature, incident, item, occurrence, point, position, situation

    "Mere situation is expressed by 'in the circumstances'; action affected is performed 'under the circumstances.'" [Murray's "New English Dictionary"]

Editors Contribution

  1. significant

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. particular(a.)

    especial, special, specific, not general

  2. particular(a.)

    individual, single, separate, distinct, distinction

  3. particular(a.)

    minute, exact, precise, nice, scrupulous, fastidious

  4. particular(a.)

    peculiar, odd, singular, strange, notable

  5. particular(n.)

    instance, circumstance, detail, item, particularity, special point

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  1. Robert Walker:

    These reviews are legendary for how particular Apple is, supposedly, a security review is part of that. But they missed this repeatedly over dozens of different applications. A huge mistake on their part.

  2. Alex Arreaza:

    The failure of Broward County Public Schools and of the Principal and School Resource officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent.

  3. Shaul Gabbay:

    The idea that ‘ everyone is part of our mission ’ is also part of the terrorizing, that the enemy can be attacked from anywhere at any time by anyone, iSIS will recruit from any social strata, and using female terrorists in general and suicide bombers in particular is only going to increase.

  4. Preet Bharara:

    He's a kind of a person who doesn't understand that rules have to operate in a particular way and regular order needs to be followed whether it is recusal or arms length distance between a United States attorney or investigator and the President of the United States.

  5. Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

    It's very important that we should have an open and dynamic market economy, a lot of checks have been gone through to make sure that, in that particular case, all the security issues that might be raised can be satisfied.

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  • বিশেষBengali
  • speziell, eigen, spezifisch, bestimmt, kleinlichGerman
  • especialSpanish
  • sonrachIrish
  • air lethScottish Gaelic
  • tertentuIndonesian
  • ನಿರ್ದಿಷ್ಟವಾಗಿKannada
  • تایبه‌تیKurdish
  • bestemtNorwegian
  • szczególnyPolish
  • wakiQuechua
  • caracteristic, specific, particular, specialRomanian
  • щепетильный, характерный, особенный, отдельный, особый, частный, разборчивый, конкретный, специальный, привередливый, специфическийRussian
  • konkretan, specifičan, pojediniSerbo-Croatian
  • குறிப்பிட்டTamil
  • ప్రత్యేకTelugu
  • خاص طور پرUrdu
  • 特定Chinese

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    • C. stringent
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