Synonyms and Antonyms of generality

  1. 1 an idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation the idea that all boys are naturally messy is a gross generality Synonyms concept, conception, generalization, notion, stereotypeRelated Words bromide, cliché (also cliche), commonplace, platitude, truism; adage, proverb, saw, saying; hypothesis, proposition, theory; oversimplification, simplification, simplism

  2. 2 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts an important but little-known Scottish inventor whose work was never appreciated by the generality of the public Synonyms brunt, bulk, chief, core, body, heft [archaic], main, mass, staple, weightRelated Words majority; aggregate, amount, entirety, quantum, sum, sum total, total, totality, whole; bottom, essence, essentiality, marrow, meat, nature, pith, quintessence, root, soul, stuff, substance; center, heart, hub, kernel, middle, nucleus, nut, seat; affair, argument, burden, crux, focus, gist, nub, pitch, point, purport; matter, motif, subject, text, theme, topicNear Antonyms accessory (also accessary), adjunct, appendage, extension, offshoot; component, constituent, element, ingredient; division, part, piece, section, segment; angle, aspect, facet, feature, quality, side

  3. 3 the largest part or quantity of something the generality of that high school's students will go on to college Synonyms bulk, majority, lion's share, mass, preponderanceRelated Words plurality; maximum, most; abundance, heap, loads, lot, much, oodles, plenty, profusion, reams, scads, wealthNear Antonyms couple, few, handful, smattering, sprinkling; least, minimumAntonyms minority

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