alone(p), unique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled(adj)
radically distinctive and without equal
"he is alone in the field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history"
(followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality
"a species unique to Australia"
the single one of its kind
"a singular example"; "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions"
highly unusual or rare but not the single instance
"spoke with a unique accent"; "had unique ability in raising funds"; "a frankness unique in literature"; "a unique dining experience"
Being the only one of its kind; unequaled, unparalleled or unmatched.
Of a feature, such that only one holder has it.
(disputed) Of a rare quality.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Odd is unmated, as an odd shoe, and so uneven, as an odd number. Singular is alone of its kind; as, the singular number. What is singular is odd, but what is odd may not be singular; as, a drawerful of odd gloves. A strange thing is something hitherto unknown in fact or in cause. A singular coincidence is one the happening of which is unusual; a strange coincidence is one the cause of which is hard to explain. That which is peculiar belongs especially to a person as his own; as, Israel was called Jehovah's "peculiar people," i. e., especially chosen and cherished by him; in its ordinary use there is the implication that the thing peculiar to one is not common to the majority nor quite approved by them, though it may be shared by many; as, the Shakers are peculiar. Eccentric is off or aside from the center, and so off or aside from the ordinary and what is considered the normal course; as, genius is commonly eccentric. Eccentric is a higher and more respectful word than odd or queer. Erratic signifies wandering, a stronger and more censorious term than eccentric. Queer is transverse or oblique, aside from the common in a way that is comical or perhaps slightly ridiculous. Quaint denotes that which is pleasingly odd and fanciful, often with something of the antique; as, the quaint architecture of medieval towns. That which is funny is calculated to provoke laughter; that which is droll is more quietly amusing. That which is grotesque in the material sense is irregular or misshapen in form or outline or ill-proportioned so as to be somewhat ridiculous; the French bizarre is practically equivalent to grotesque.
anomalous, bizarre, comical, crotchety, curious, droll, eccentric, erratic, extraordinary, fantastic, funny, grotesque, laughable, ludicrous, odd, peculiar, preposterous, quaint, queer, ridiculous, singular, strange, uncommon, unmatched, unusual, whimsical
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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List of paraphrases:
single, sole, exclusive, singular, exceptional, one-time, only, unparalleled, alfred, one-of-a-kind, one-off, distinctive, distinct, specific, farid, own, peculiar, particular, special, unprecedented, irreplaceable, fareed, uniqueness, unitary, unmatched, outstanding, once-in-a-lifetime, extraordinary, farida, unrepeatable, unrivaled
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How to use unique in a sentence?
We believe our unique TB Detection Rat technology will prove itself as an effective mass-screening tool, we then aim to expand the programme to all prisons, shantytowns, factories and other settings in Tanzania, Mozambique and other high TB-burden countries, as well as in high-risk groups such as those individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This will improve and save lives all over the globe at a low cost.
People and companies act as introducers or intermediaries all the time, this is not a unique situation. I was requested to assist because of my good relationships with influential foreign businessmen and decision makers.
At a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comity are so often treated like they're disposable -- this is precisely the time when we should play it straight, because our Supreme Court really is unique. It's supposed to be above politics. It has to be. And it should stay that way.
Our campaign used the third quarter to make aggressive investments in our early state campaign infrastructure. These investments, along with stand-out debate performances from Senator Amy KlobucharA and effective organizing across the early states, enabled us to easily meet the debate thresholds for September and October and surpass the required unique donor number for the November debate, none of that would have been possible without the outpouring of grassroots support we received from Americans who believe in Amy's unifying, optimistic message.
Together we can change our culture for the better by ending violence against women and girls, artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and get us thinking and talking about what matters, and all of us, in our lives, have the power to set an example. Join our campaign to stop this violence.
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- وحيد, فذ, فريدArabic
- únicCatalan, Valencian
- unikátní, jedinečnýCzech
- unikal, einzigartigGerman
- único, únicaSpanish
- یکتا, منحصر بفردPersian
- àraidh, air lethScottish Gaelic
- ունիկալ, եզակի, յուրահատուկArmenian
- unica, unicoItalian
- ユニーク, 唯一無二, 唯一Japanese
- 독특하다, 독특한Korean
- ahurei, tūhāhāMāori
- unikalny, unikatowy, unikalna, niepowtarzalny, unikalne, wyjątkowyPolish
- única, únicoPortuguese
- исключительный, уникальный, единственныйRussian
- özgün, eşsiz, benzersizTurkish
- độc nhấtVietnamese
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