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singular

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of singular

  1. 1 being out of the ordinary <the novelist's singular command of the language makes her a compelling voice in contemporary fiction> Synonyms aberrant, aberrated, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, especial, exceeding, extraordinaire, extraordinary, freak, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, preternatural, rare, exceptional, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwontedRelated Words conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, salient, striking; bizarre, deviant, eccentric, freakish, monstrous, oddball, outlandish, quaint, strange, weird; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unimaginable, unthinkableNear Antonyms everyday, familiar, frequentAntonyms common, customary, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unextraordinary, usual

  2. 2 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced <appearing on the game show has been the most singular experience of my life> Synonyms curious, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, rare, unusual, strange, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, weirdRelated Words bizarre, eccentric, far-out, kooky (also kookie), oddball, outlandish, outré, way-out; aberrant, abnormal, atypical, exceptional, irregular; newsworthy, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, particular, remarkable, specialNear Antonyms unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms common, ordinary, plain, usual

  3. 3 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person <preserving our national heritage is not a singular responsibility but our collective duty> Synonyms idiomatic, individualized, particular, patented, peculiar, personal, personalized, private, privy, separate, individual, subjective, uniqueRelated Words characteristic, distinctive, intimate; identifying, idiosyncratic; especial, express, special, specific; independent, nonconformist, self-directed, self-sufficient; custom, customized, specializedNear Antonyms broad, prevailing, prevalent, widespread; common, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms general, generic, popular, public, shared, universal

  4. 4 being the one or ones of a class with no other members <this crime was a singular case, and using it as a reason for revising the criminal code would be ill-advised> Synonyms alone, lone, one, one-off, only, sole, solitary, special, sui generis, uniqueRelated Words single, solo, unaccompanied, unattended; incomparable, inimitable, matchless, peerless, unequaled (or unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassable, unsurpassed; distinct, distinctive, individual, separate; nonceNear Antonyms divers, manifold, multifarious, myriad; assorted, heterogenous, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, patchwork, promiscuous, varied; popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeated




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