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Synonyms for special
ˈspɛʃ əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. special(noun)

    a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising

    "they are having a special on pork chops"

    Antonyms:
    general, nonspecific, unspecialized, unspecialised, scheduled, common, secondary, ordinary

  2. special(noun)

    a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

    Antonyms:
    common, secondary, nonspecific, general, ordinary, scheduled, unspecialised, unspecialized

  3. special(adj)

    a television production that features a particular person or work or topic

    "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, scheduled, unspecialized, nonspecific, secondary, common, general, unspecialised

  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"

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, unspecialised, unspecialized, common, general, secondary, nonspecific, scheduled

  5. special(adj)

    for a special service or occasion

    "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"

    Synonyms:
    especial(a), limited, particular(a), peculiar(a), particular, special(a), exceptional, extra

    Antonyms:
    unspecialised, common, general, scheduled, nonspecific, unspecialized, secondary, ordinary

  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?"

    Antonyms:
    scheduled, unspecialised, nonspecific, general, common, ordinary, unspecialized, secondary

  7. special(adj)

    adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose

    "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"

    Synonyms:
    especial(a), limited, particular(a), peculiar(a), particular, special(a), exceptional, extra

    Antonyms:
    nonspecific, general, scheduled, unspecialised, ordinary, unspecialized, common, secondary

  8. limited, special(adj)

    having a specific function or scope

    "a special (or specific) role in the mission"

    Synonyms:
    especial(a), limited, modified, particular(a), peculiar(a), circumscribed, particular, special(a), exceptional, extra

    Antonyms:
    general, ordinary, secondary, nonspecific, common, scheduled, unspecialised, unspecialized

  9. particular, special(adj)

    first and most important

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

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

    Antonyms:
    scheduled, general, nonspecific, unspecialised, unspecialized, ordinary, secondary, common

  10. extra, special(adj)

    added to a regular schedule

    "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, surplus, special(a), peculiar(a), excess, spare, extra, supererogatory, redundant, supernumerary, limited, particular, additional, especial(a), particular(a), exceptional

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, nonspecific, unspecialized, common, general, secondary, scheduled, unspecialised

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. special

    Synonyms:
    particular, specific, peculiar, appropriate, proper, distinctive, extraordinary, especial, exceptional

    Antonyms:
    general, universal, common, generic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. special(a.)

    Synonyms:
    particular, peculiar, specific, especial

  2. special(a.)

    Synonyms:
    extraordinary, uncommon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. special(a)

    Synonyms:
    particular, especial, specific, exceptional

How to pronounce special?

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How to use special in a sentence?

  1. Sung Kim:

    In a sense, they (North Korea) have given us no choice but to cooperate on enhancing pressure on North Korea, i think the Chinese understand as chair of the six-party process, they have a special responsibility to get the North Koreans to work with us towards denuclearization.

  2. Jerrold Nadler:

    My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice. The redactions appear to be significant. We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case.

  3. Defense Ash Carter:

    Next, in full coordination with the Government of Iraq, we're deploying a specialized expeditionary targeting force to assist Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and to put even more pressure on ISIL, these special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture ISIL leaders.

  4. Richard Blumenthal:

    Michael Cohen pleads guilty're in a Watergate moment. Michael Cohen pleads guilty need bipartisanship now more than ever to protect the special counsel and to stop, and I must underscore stop, any consideration of pardons.

  5. Min Woo Lee:

    It was nice of her to come on...my sister and I winning the same tournament, it's pretty special. I've got bragging rights now, so it's even better.


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