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Synonyms for specific
spɪˈsɪf ɪkspe·cif·ic

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  1. specificadjective

    pandemic, generic, general, nonspecific, all-purpose, widespread, broad, universal, general-purpose, unspecific, gross, overall

  2. specificnoun

    all-purpose, generic, overall, gross, widespread, broad, unspecific, general, pandemic, universal, general-purpose, nonspecific

  3. specificnoun

    explicit or definite

    broad, widespread, general, gross, nonspecific, unspecific, all-purpose, universal, general-purpose, generic, pandemic, overall

  4. specificnoun

    of, or relating to a species

    gross, general, pandemic, all-purpose, widespread, unspecific, broad, universal, general-purpose, generic, nonspecific, overall

  5. specificnoun

    pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species

    broad, overall, pandemic, general, general-purpose, all-purpose, nonspecific, unspecific, generic, widespread, universal, gross

  6. specificadjective

    special, distinctive or unique

    overall, all-purpose, general-purpose, gross, nonspecific, universal, widespread, generic, pandemic, general, broad, unspecific

  7. specificadjective

    overall, general-purpose, nonspecific, unspecific, pandemic, widespread, general, gross, generic, all-purpose, universal, broad

  8. specificadjective

    generic, universal, general, all-purpose, pandemic, general-purpose, widespread, unspecific, broad, gross, nonspecific, overall

  9. specificadjective

    nonspecific, all-purpose, generic, widespread, broad, universal, gross, pandemic, general-purpose, overall, unspecific, general

  10. specificadjective

    nonspecific, widespread, pandemic, universal, overall, general-purpose, generic, all-purpose, unspecific, general, broad, gross

  11. specificadjective

    unspecific, generic, general, all-purpose, universal, widespread, nonspecific, overall, broad, pandemic, gross, general-purpose

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, particular, detail

    general, unspecified, gross, general-purpose, nonspecific, widespread, all-purpose, universal, generic, unspecific, pandemic, broad, overall

  2. specificadjective

    a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease

    "quinine is a specific for malaria"


    general, universal, overall, gross, generic, nonspecific, pandemic, broad, all-purpose, widespread, general-purpose, unspecified, unspecific

  3. specificadjective

    (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

    "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"

    general, widespread, pandemic, generic, gross, nonspecific, general-purpose, overall, broad, universal, all-purpose, unspecific, unspecified

  4. specificadjective

    stated explicitly or in detail

    "needed a specific amount"

    general, nonspecific, all-purpose, universal, unspecific, widespread, unspecified, pandemic, overall, generic, gross, general-purpose, broad

  5. specificadjective

    relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species

    "specific characters"

    general, unspecific, universal, nonspecific, widespread, all-purpose, generic, gross, pandemic, general-purpose, unspecified, overall, broad

  6. specificadjective

    being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides

    "quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"

    general, pandemic, nonspecific, generic, unspecific, overall, gross, widespread, all-purpose, general-purpose, universal, unspecified, broad

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. specificadjective

    peculiar, particular, especial, characteristic

  2. specificadjective

    definite, precise, specified

  3. specificnoun

    special medicine, sovereign remedy, infallible remedy

  4. specificnoun

    unfailing agent, sure means

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. specificadjective

    definite, precise, specified, characteristic, particular, special

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How to use specific in a sentence?

  1. Michael Cohen:

    Landlords have adjusted their expectations and are already being much more aggressive than they were before COVID, but their specific reactions depend on their individual circumstances. For example, developers of newer office buildings are more likely wait to make deals if they don't want to lower their rents further.

  2. Dan Busch:

    Every evaluation that I performed was very specific, and I performed them in my scope of practice, i had to stay very specific to the diagnoses that were in my wheelhouse ; there are plenty that weren't.

  3. Robert Redfield:

    Its also becoming clear that wearing masks, avoiding crowds and keeping your distance are protections that are not specific for COVID. Theyre going to work for any respiratory virus.

  4. Eric Musau:

    The devil is in the detail as to what those specific initiatives are going to be and the impact.

  5. Rick Garlick:

    While passengers often choose airlines based on price, convenient scheduling, or loyalty program membership, about one-in-five choose airlines based on specific things they like about the brand such as customer service, in-flight entertainment, or more comfortable seating.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. plaguey
    • B. agreeable
    • C. pettish
    • D. pestilent

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