Synonyms and Antonyms of general

  1. 1 belonging or relating to the whole a general increase in postage rates there's been a general improvement in the economy Synonyms of general across-the-board, blanket, broad-brush, common, generic, global, overall, universal Words Related to general all-embracing, broad, broad-gauge (or broad-gauged), broadscale, comprehensive, extensive, inclusionary, overarching, pervasive, sweeping, ubiquitous, wholesale, wide, widespread; aggregate, collective, complete, full, plenary; planetary, worldwide Near Antonyms of general component, constituent; cross-sectional, divisional, fragmentary, partial; local, localized, regional, sectional Antonyms of general individual, particular

  2. 2 relating to the main elements and not to specific details gave the general impression of being kindhearted a general course of study in American history Synonyms of general all-around (also all-round), bird's-eye, broad, nonspecific, overall Words Related to general comprehensive, inclusive; absolute, boundless, expansive, extensive, infinite, panoramic, sweeping, vast, wide; indeterminate, nebulous, nondescript, vague; nonspecific, unlimited, unrestricted, unspecified Near Antonyms of general limited, restricted, specified; distinct, explicit, precise, sharp; comprehensive, elaborate, full, mapped (out), thorough; enumerated, inventoried, itemized, listed; individual, singular; particular, peculiar Antonyms of general close-up, delineated, detailed, molecular, particularized, specific

  3. 3 held by or applicable to a majority of the people it was the general opinion that the politician was a liar the general mood of the nation was one of hope and optimism Synonyms of general common, majority, overall, popular, prevailing, public, received, ruling, vulgar Words Related to general unanimous, universal; pop; everyday, familiar, household, usual, well-known; contemporary, current, present; dominant, predominant, preponderant; characteristic, typical; pandemic, pervasive, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, shared Near Antonyms of general rare, strange, unknown, unusual; distinctive, especial, idiosyncratic, peculiar, special, unique; individual, separate, singular; nonpublic, personal, private Antonyms of general uncommon, unpopular

  4. 4 not limited or specialized in application or purpose a new kitchen tool of general usefulness a general education Synonyms of general all-around (also all-round), all-purpose, catholic, general-purpose, unlimited, unqualified, unrestricted, unspecialized Words Related to general mixed-use, multipurpose; broad, wide; nonspecific, unspecified, vague Near Antonyms of general bounded, circumscribed, confined, definite, demarcated, determinate, finite, qualified; dedicated, selective Antonyms of general limited, restricted, specialized, technical

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