Cite
 

Synonyms of particular

Noun


1. particular, specific, fact

usage: a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"

2. detail, particular, item, part, portion, component part, component, constituent

usage: a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"

3. particular, particular proposition, proposition

usage: (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class

Adjective


1. particular(prenominal), peculiar(prenominal), special(prenominal), specific (vs. general) (vs. nonspecific)

usage: unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"

2. particular(prenominal), specific (vs. general) (vs. nonspecific)

usage: separate and distinct from others of the same group or category; "interested in one particular artist"; "a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him"

3. especial(prenominal), exceptional, particular(prenominal), special, uncommon (vs. common)

usage: surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"

4. particular, special, primary (vs. secondary)

usage: first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"

5. finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky, fastidious (vs. unfastidious)

usage: exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"

6. particular(prenominal), careful (vs. careless)

usage: providing specific details or circumstances; "a particular description of the room"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: particular (Dictionary)