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individual

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of individual

  1. 1 a member of the human race every individual has value Synonyms of individual baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, human, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wightWords Related to individual hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms of individual animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

  2. 2 one that has a real and independent existence our general concept of what constitutes a chair is based on our experience with many individuals that were called chairs Synonyms of individual being, commodity, existent, entity, individuality, integer, object, reality, something, substance, thingWords Related to individual body, subject; material, matter, quantity, stuffNear Antonyms of individual nonentity


individual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of individual

  1. 1 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person everyone has his or her own individual opinion about the subject, but you will have to work together Synonyms of individual idiomatic, individualized, particular, patented, peculiar, personal, personalized, private, privy, separate, singular, subjective, unique Words Related to individual characteristic, distinctive, intimate; identifying, idiosyncratic; especial, express, special, specific; independent, nonconformist, self-directed, self-sufficient; custom, customized, specialized Near Antonyms of individual broad, prevailing, prevalent, widespread; common, normal, regular, typical Antonyms of individual general, generic, popular, public, shared, universal

  2. 2 not the same or shared guest rooms at the inn have individual bathrooms Synonyms of individual different, separate, respectiveWords Related to individual disparate, dissimilar, distinct, distinctive, distinguishable, divergent, diverse, unalike, varied, variousNear Antonyms of individual identical, selfsame, veryAntonyms of individual same

  3. 3 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group he's got a highly individual laugh that I would know anywhere Synonyms of individual classic, diagnostic (also diagnostical), discriminating, distinct, distinctive, distinguishing, identifying, characteristic, peculiar, proper, symptomatic, typicalWords Related to individual idiosyncratic; identifiable, pronounced, unmistakable; general, generic; common, normal, regular, usual; especial, particular, special, specific; archetypal (also archetypical), model, paradigmaticAntonyms of individual atypical, nontypical, uncharacteristic, untypical

Synonym Discussion of individual

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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