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general–purpose

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of general–purpose

  1. not limited or specialized in application or purpose <a general-purpose glue for routine household repairs> Synonyms all-around (also all-round), all-purpose, catholic, general-purpose, unlimited, unqualified, unrestricted, unspecializedRelated Words mixed-use, multipurpose; broad, wide; nonspecific, unspecified, vagueNear Antonyms bounded, circumscribed, confined, definite, demarcated, determinate, finite, qualified; dedicated, selectiveAntonyms limited, restricted, specialized, technical




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