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particular

noun

1 particular

A fact about some part (as opposed to general):
— He always reasons from the particular to the general.

synonym: specific.

Roget 151: eventuality, event, occurrence, incident, affair, matter, thing, episode, happening, proceeding, contingency, juncture, experience, fact; ... show more



2 particular

A small part that can be considered separately from the whole.

synonyms: detail, item.

Roget 51: part, portion; dose; item, particular; aught, any; division, ward; subdivision, section; chapter, clause, count, ... show more

Dutch: kleinigheid, ik schaam me, bijzonderheid, detail, ins en outs, particulariteit

3 particular

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

synonym: particular proposition.

adjective

1 particular

Unique or specific to a person or thing or category:
— The particular demands of the job.
— Has a particular preference for Chinese art.

synonyms: peculiar, special.

Roget 459: careful regardful, heedful; taking care etc. v.; particular; prudent etc. (cautious) 864; considerate; thoughtful etc. ... show more

Roget 851: in bad taste vulgar, unrefined.    coarse, indecorous, ribald, gross; unseemly, unbeseeming, unpresentable; contra bonos mores [Lat.]; ungraceful etc. (ugly) 846.    ... show more

Roget 79: special, particular, individual, specific, proper, personal, original, private, respective, definite, determinate, especial, certain, ... show more

Roget 608: capricious; erratic, eccentric, fitful, hysterical; full of whims etc. n.; maggoty; inconsistent, fanciful, fantastic, whimsical, crotchety, ... show more

Roget 494: real, actual etc. (existing) 1; veritable, true; right, correct; certain etc. 474; substantially true, ... show more

2 particular

Separate and distinct from others of the same group or category.

3 particular

Surpassing what is common or usual or expected:
— A matter of particular and unusual importance.

synonyms: especial, exceptional, special.

4 particular

First and most important:
— She gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work.

synonym: special.

5 particular

Exacting especially about details:
— Very particular about how her food was prepared.

synonyms: finical, finicky, fussy, picky.

Roget 868: fastidious, nice, delicate, delicat, finical, finicky, demanding, meticulous, exacting, strict, anal [Vulg.], difficult, dainty, lickerish, ... show more

Polish: rozkapryszony, chimeryczny, kapryśny, grymaśny, humorzasty

6 particular

Providing specific details or circumstances.


Moby thesaurus: absolute, accurate, adjunct, adoptive, adventure, appointive, appropriate, article, aspect, attentive, blow-by-blow, brass tacks, careful, case, categorical, censorious, certain, characteristic, choicy, choosing ... show more.

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