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especial

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of especial

  1. 1 being out of the ordinary a candidate who handled the stunning defeat with especial grace Synonyms of especial aberrant, aberrated, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, exceptional, exceeding, extraordinaire, extraordinary, freak, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, preternatural, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwontedWords Related to especial conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, salient, striking; bizarre, deviant, eccentric, freakish, monstrous, oddball, outlandish, quaint, strange, weird; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unimaginable, unthinkableNear Antonyms of especial everyday, familiar, frequentAntonyms of especial common, customary, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unextraordinary, usual

  2. 2 closely acquainted he told his especial friends about the job offer but kept everyone else in the dark Synonyms of especial bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, familiar, friendly, inseparable, intimate, inward, near, thick, tightWords Related to especial clannish, close-knit, tight-knit; affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warmNear Antonyms of especial aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms of especial distant

  3. 3 of a particular or exact sort with a very ordinary lawn, we don't have any especial need for a gardener Synonyms of especial concrete, distinct, express, peculiar, precise, set, special, specificWords Related to especial lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specifiedNear Antonyms of especial general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universalAntonyms of especial nonspecific

Synonym Discussion of especial

special, especial, specific, particular, individual mean of or relating to one thing or class. special stresses having a quality, character, identity, or use of its own.
    • special ingredients
especial may add implications of preeminence or preference.
    • a matter of especial importance
specific implies a quality or character distinguishing a kind or a species.
    • children with specific nutritional needs
particular stresses the distinctness of something as an individual.
    • a ballet step of particular difficulty
individual implies unequivocal reference to one of a class or group.
    • valued each individual opinion

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