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
alone(p), unique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleledadjective
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"
Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases for "unique":
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?
Corporations should rather hire more writers from different backgrounds and allow them to use their life experiences to provide unique voices in popular media.
What’s unique about what is going on in certain countries is the rise of populist leaders on both the extreme-right and the extreme-left.
We are taking our time to build a client base. We have a unique model of direct contracts with green producers and we are the only supplier that has the statute of a cooperative.
One of my biggest things is self-belief, i have extreme self belief in myself but it's not something that's unique to me.
In that time, she has earned the deep respect of her colleagues for her unique ability to not only take the long view but also to coordinate the many moving parts of an administration.
Translations for unique
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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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