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Synonyms for special
ˈspɛʃ əlspe·cial

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. special

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

    Antonyms:
    general, universal, common, generic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. specialnoun

    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. specialnoun

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

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

  3. specialadjective

    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)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"

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

  5. specialadjective

    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), 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?"

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

  7. specialadjective

    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, specialadjective

    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, specialadjective

    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, specialadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. specialadjective

    Synonyms:
    particular, peculiar, specific, especial

  2. specialadjective

    Synonyms:
    extraordinary, uncommon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. specialadjective

    Synonyms:
    particular, especial, specific, exceptional

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How to use special in a sentence?

  1. Timo Werner:

    To go all the way in Champions League. We played some tough teams. We are in a final and we won it, it's such a special occasion. At this moment in time, we're the best team in the world. You can't take that away from us.

  2. Kevin Stefanski:

    Just talent all over the field offensively with the quarterback, who is special, and speed at all areas, they are fast. They are very sound. In general, a huge challenge. We understand that.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Conservation is a truly American ideal, the naturalists and industrialists and politicians who dreamt up our system of public lands and waters did so in the hope that by keeping these places, these special places in trust, places of incomparable beauty, places where our history was written, then future generations would value those places the same way as we do.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Believe it or not, entertainment is part of our American diplomacy, it is part of what makes us exceptional, part of what makes us such a world power. Hundreds of millions of people may never set foot in the United States, but thanks to you, they've experienced a small part of what makes our country special. They've learned something about our values. We have shaped a world culture through you…in a way that has made the world better.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    God Made us all equal only to give us an opportunity to make anyone feel special!!!!

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