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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. Chuck Grassley:

    The issue is of particular concern to the Senate Judiciary Committee given that when Fusion GPS reportedly was acting as an unregistered agent of Russian interests, it appears to have been simultaneously overseeing the creation of the unsubstantiated dossier of allegations of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.

  2. Stephen Briggs:

    Copper is trying to look for a bottom, but there are plenty of things that can go wrong, revolving around Ukraine and Greece in particular, and in the background the concern about the extent of the slowdown going on in China.

  3. The State Department official:

    Of particular concern to us is the sharp increase in violations of the ceasefire and firing on the contact line that we have seen since the new year but which have accelerated quite a bit in the last few weeks, unless and until we can get true quiet on the line and get full OSCE access it is going to be hard to move onto other aspects of Minsk.

  4. The Ebola epidemicA scientist:

    This particular vaccine, although it's still experimental, does look hopeful from past experience in Guinea and Sierra Leone, but we don't know for sure, if in fact it is safe and effective, it really will be a game-changer in terms of being able to more quickly stop future Ebola epidemics.

  5. Jerome Powell:

    I think we are going into a period of faster growth and higher job creation and that’s a good thing, i would point out there are still risks, in particular I would say the main risk is definitely another spike in cases perhaps in one of the virus strains that may be more difficult to treat.

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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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    An antonym for "ignominious"
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    • B. inglorious
    • C. smuggled
    • D. honorable

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