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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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Editors Contribution

  1. unique

    she bought a unique bowl

    Submitted by Gshshsjs6262 on June 13, 2022  

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. Ben Smith:

    We urge the special counsel to make clear what hes disputing.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    It appears to be a special provision for higher educational institutions and outlets.

  3. Rob Cella:

    A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose.

  4. Kari Bagnall:

    The most special thing about these particular monkeys is that they came out of the FDA, which has not released monkeys out of research in the past -- and we are so happy that now the FDA is opting to retire monkeys after the research has ended. They didn't have to do this, all of these monkeys were born inside.

  5. Brandy Halladay:

    A special thanks to all these men behind me, to all of your families, who have extended so much love and friendship to myself and to my children. Im so grateful. Thank you. I know how honored Roy would be to be sitting here today with such accomplished men who represented this game so well over the course of all your careers.


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