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Synonyms for particular
pərˈtɪk yə lər, pəˈtɪk-par·tic·u·lar

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  1. particularadjective


  2. particularnoun

    A small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point.


  3. particularnoun

    Specific; discrete; concrete.


  4. particularadjective

    Specialised; characteristic of a specific person or thing.

    I don't appreciate your particular brand of cynicism.


  5. particularadjective


  6. particularadjective


  7. particularadjective

    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"]

Princeton's WordNet

  1. particular, specificnoun

    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, itemnoun

    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 propositionadjective

    (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)adjective

    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)adjective

    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), specialadjective

    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, specialadjective

    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, pickyadjective

    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)adjective

    providing specific details or circumstances

    "a particular description of the room"

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

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Editors Contribution

  1. significant

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. particularadjective

    especial, special, specific, not general

  2. particularadjective

    individual, single, separate, distinct, distinction

  3. particularadjective

    minute, exact, precise, nice, scrupulous, fastidious

  4. particularadjective

    peculiar, odd, singular, strange, notable

  5. particularnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. particularadjective

    special, especial, specific, minute, precise, detailed, circumstantial, individual, separate, sole, single, characteristic, distinctive, individual, personal, peculiar, fastidious, finical, scrupulous, precise, strict

    indiscriminate, slatternly, promiscuous, general

  2. particularnoun


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How to use particular in a sentence?

  1. Wyn Hornbuckle:

    There has been misinformation circulated that the Attorney General’s directive is an effort to silence those with particular views about COVID-related policies, school curricula, or other topics of public discussion.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    *We are not heavenly destined for a particular road; every road is our destiny; every path and every passage is our fate.

  3. Mira Calton:

    This particular food is very upsetting because we give it to our children, it's the symbol of health here in America. 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.'.

  4. Vassilis Koliatsos:

    In this particular case, the force is coming against your chest so the blood gets squeezed. And as the blood gets squeezed, there's a lot of back apple blood into the brain. And because there's a pulse of over-pressure wave that happens (like this), the brain also swells (like this). And when the brain swells, it pushes against some of the fixed elements inside the skull.

  5. Mark Keenum:

    We have bowl partnerships with our six playoff bowls, every conference has affiliations with its own set of bowls and there are contracts that are in place already, we're just past halfway under our current 12-year contract. What are all the legal issues that have to be addressed from that standpoint? We have a media partner right now, ESPN, and so ... how does this impact that relationship with that particular provider, not only for the balance of the contract, but beyond.

Translations for particular

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  • বিশেষBengali
  • speziell, kleinlich, bestimmt, spezifisch, eigenGerman
  • especialSpanish
  • sonrachIrish
  • air lethScottish Gaelic
  • tertentuIndonesian
  • ನಿರ್ದಿಷ್ಟವಾಗಿKannada
  • تایبه‌تیKurdish
  • bestemtNorwegian
  • szczególnyPolish
  • wakiQuechua
  • specific, special, particular, caracteristicRomanian
  • характерный, разборчивый, конкретный, частный, специальный, щепетильный, особый, привередливый, специфический, отдельный, особенныйRussian
  • konkretan, pojedini, specifičanSerbo-Croatian
  • குறிப்பிட்டTamil
  • ప్రత్యేకTelugu
  • خاص طور پرUrdu
  • 特定Chinese

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