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Synonyms for universal
ˌyu nəˈvɜr səluni·ver·sal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. universal

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. universal, linguistic universalnoun

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

    universal joint, linguistic universal, universal proposition

    particular proposition, particular, noncomprehensive, specific, incomprehensive, unadaptable

  2. universal, universal propositionnoun

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

    universal joint, linguistic universal, universal proposition

    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"

    universal joint, linguistic universal, universal proposition

    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"

    universal joint, linguistic universal, universal proposition

    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"

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

    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"

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

    particular proposition, particular, specific, incomprehensive, noncomprehensive, unadaptable

  7. universaladjective

    adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations

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

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

    particular, particular proposition, noncomprehensive, unadaptable, specific, incomprehensive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. universaladjective

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

  2. universaladjective

    total, whole

  3. universaladjective


  4. universalnoun

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

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  1. Kevin Tsujihara:

    Kevin Kwan decided to put Kevin Kwan money where Kevin Kwan conviction was, kevin Kwan believed all along that at its heart, this was a great story with universal themes like family, romance and relationships that global audiences would embrace.

  2. Linsey Marr:

    We need universal masking again. Because that... reduces the amount of virus that's in the air around us [ and ] helps protect you individually from breathing virus in the air around you, people can be spreading virus without any symptoms. So, we need this really until we can get the number of cases down.

  3. Richard Prisinzano:

    The Democrats right now are saying to The Republicans :' We're going to turn on this universal pre-K and child care. How are you going to turn it off in a couple of years ? ,' the Republicans did the same thing, saying,' We're going to make the individual tax cuts temporary.'.

  4. Julie Estrada:

    With the guidelines varying from state to state, the practices( for health and safety, including temperature checks) differ from park to park, the evolution of( Legoland California's) procedures has been done in consideration with local health partners and officials, as well as The CDC guidelines to ensure families can continue to have the confidence to play safely across Universal Studios Orlando Resort.

  5. John Cryan:

    We are a universal bank.

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