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Synonyms for universal
ˌyu nəˈvɜr səluni·ver·sal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. universal

    Common signifies frequently occurring, not out of the regular course, not exceptional; hence, not above the average, not excellent or distinguished, inferior, or even low; common also signifies pertaining to or participated in by two or more persons or things; as, sorrow is common to the race. General may signify pertaining equally to all of a class, race, etc., but very commonly signifies pertaining to the greater number, but not necessarily to all. Universal applies to all without exception; general applies to all with possible or comparatively slight exceptions; common applies to very many without deciding whether they are even a majority. A common remark is one we often hear; a general experience is one that comes to the majority of people; a universal experience is one from which no human being is exempt. It is dangerous for a debater to affirm a universal proposition, since that can be negatived by a single exception, while a general statement is not invalidated even by adducing many exceptions. We say a common opinion, common experience, a general rule, general truth, a universal law. Compare synonyms for NORMAL; USUAL.

    Synonyms:
    common, commonplace, customary, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, normal, ordinary, popular, prevalent, public, usual

    Antonyms:
    exceptional, infrequent, rare, singular, uncommon, unknown, unusual

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. universal

    Synonyms:
    all, embracing, total, unlimited, boundless, comprehensive, entire, general, whole, exhaustive, complete

    Antonyms:
    partial, local, limited, incomplete, exclusive, exhaustive, exceptional

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. universal, linguistic universalnoun

    (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages

    Synonyms:
    universal joint, linguistic universal, universal proposition

    Antonyms:
    particular proposition, particular, noncomprehensive, specific, incomprehensive, unadaptable

  2. universal, universal propositionnoun

    (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class

    Synonyms:
    universal joint, linguistic universal, universal proposition

    Antonyms:
    particular, particular proposition, unadaptable, specific, incomprehensive, noncomprehensive

  3. universalnoun

    a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings

    "some form of religion seems to be a human universal"

    Synonyms:
    universal joint, linguistic universal, universal proposition

    Antonyms:
    particular proposition, particular, unadaptable, incomprehensive, noncomprehensive, specific

  4. universal joint, universaladjective

    coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions

    "in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"

    Synonyms:
    universal joint, linguistic universal, universal proposition

    Antonyms:
    particular, particular proposition, unadaptable, noncomprehensive, specific, incomprehensive

  5. cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wideadjective

    of worldwide scope or applicability

    "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"

    Synonyms:
    widely distributed, world(a), planetary, world-wide, general, global, ecumenical, worldwide, ecumenic, oecumenic, cosmopolitan, oecumenical

    Antonyms:
    particular proposition, particular, noncomprehensive, incomprehensive, unadaptable, specific

  6. universaladjective

    applicable to or common to all members of a group or set

    "the play opened to universal acclaim"; "rap enjoys universal appeal among teenage boys"

    Synonyms:
    cosmopolitan, world-wide, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical, general

    Antonyms:
    particular proposition, particular, specific, incomprehensive, noncomprehensive, unadaptable

  7. universaladjective

    adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations

    "universal wrench", "universal chuck"; "universal screwdriver"

    Synonyms:
    cosmopolitan, world-wide, worldwide, ecumenical, oecumenical, general

    Antonyms:
    particular, particular proposition, noncomprehensive, unadaptable, specific, incomprehensive

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. universaladjective

    Synonyms:
    unlimited, all-reaching, catholic, general, without exception

  2. universaladjective

    Synonyms:
    total, whole

  3. universaladjective

    Synonyms:
    ECUMENICAL

  4. universalnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Logic.) general notion or conception (applicable to each individual of a species and expressed by a general term), IDEA

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How to use universal in a sentence?

  1. Jasminko Halilovic:

    It all started when I put online a simple question: What does childhood in war mean for you? we have the idea to expand the museum's scope and start collecting memories from other conflict zones so as to create a universal exhibition that would serve as a warning against new wars.

  2. Butch Patrick:

    I did this crazy show at Universal Studios with a bunch of wonderful people that, to this day, is still one of them most popular TV show on the planet, and I have an extended family all around the world of people who are fans of the show I did.

  3. Tedros Adhanom:

    The world has 11 years left to make good on its sustainable development goals. Universal health coverage is key to ensuring that happens, universal health coverage is a political choice : today world leaders have signaled their readiness to make that choice. I congratulate them.

  4. Kirsten Dunst:

    It was special because we were underdogs, we didn’t think that movie would be as big as it was. We didn’t know. We were like a little Universal picture no one really cared about and let us do our thing in San Diego, and then it jumped to number one, and I’d never had a number one film before.

  5. Francois Hollande:

    The decisive agreement for the plant is here and now, france calls upon you to adopt the first universal agreement on climate.


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