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particularity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of particularity

  1. 1 careful thoroughness of detail <with great particularity she described the qualities she's looking for in a boyfriend> Synonyms explicitness, specificity Related Words attentiveness, care, carefulness, conscientiousness, finicalness, finickiness, fussiness, meticulosity, meticulousness; alertness, cautiousness, circumspection, heedfulness, scrupulousness; discrimination, selectivity; accuracy, definitude, exactitude, exactness, fineness, preciseness, precision Near Antonyms imprecision, inaccuracy, inexactness; indistinctness, vagueness Antonyms generality

  2. 2 a single piece of information <I can't comment without knowing the particularities of the case before the court> Synonyms datum, detail, nicety, particular, fact, point, specificRelated Words article, item; component, constituent, element, ingredient, member, part; aspect, circumstance, facet, factor; evidence, exhibit; database, information, knowledgeNear Antonyms error, fallacy, falsehood, inaccuracy, misconception, misstatement, myth

  3. 3 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind <a novel that gets the particularities of life in academia exactly right> Synonyms affection, attribute, attribution, character, criterion, diagnostic, differentia, feature, fingerprint, hallmark, mark, marker, note, characteristic, peculiarity, point, property, quality, specific, stamp, touch, traitRelated Words badge, indication, sign; emblem, symbol, token; charm, grace; excellence, merit, virtue; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, quirk; individuality, singularity, uniqueness




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