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specific

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of specific

  1. 1 of a particular or exact sort <we need a specific type of pen to sign the diplomas> Synonyms concrete, distinct, especial, peculiar, precise, set, special, expressRelated Words lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specifiedNear Antonyms general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universalAntonyms nonspecific

  2. 2 so clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning <specific instructions regarding the interrogation of prisoners> Synonyms clear-cut, definite, definitive, express, explicit, unambiguous, unequivocal, univocalRelated Words avowed, declared, specified, stated; categorical (also categoric), complete, comprehensive, exhaustive, full; certain, sure, unmistakable; clear, distinct, lucid, well-defined; exact, precise; direct, literal, plain, simple, straightforward; comprehensible, intelligible, understandableNear Antonyms cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), obscure, unclear; imprecise, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact; incomprehensible, unintelligibleAntonyms implicit, implied, inferred; ambiguous, circuitous; equivocal, indefinite, inexplicit, unspecific, vague




specific

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of specific

  1. 1 a substance or preparation used to treat disease <quinine is a specific for malaria> Synonyms cure, drug, medicament, medication, medicinal, pharmaceutical, physic, remedy, medicineRelated Words cure-all, nostrum, panacea; botanical, patent medicine, prescription, prescription drug; cordial, potion, tonic; miracle drug, wonder drug; cap, capsule, pill, tablet; injection, shot; embrocation, liniment, lotion, ointment, potion, poultice, salve; syrup (also sirup), tincture; antibiotic, antiseptic, serum; cathartic, purgative

  2. 2 a single piece of information <although the speech was long on rhetoric and platitudinous generalities, it lacked specifics> Synonyms datum, detail, nicety, particular, particularity, point, factRelated 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 <the two submissions differ only in certain specifics> Synonyms affection, attribute, attribution, character, criterion, diagnostic, differentia, feature, fingerprint, hallmark, mark, marker, note, particularity, peculiarity, point, property, quality, characteristic, 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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