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particular

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of particular

  1. 1 hard to please she's very particular about the cleanliness of her car Synonyms of particular choosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, finicky, pernickety [chiefly British], persnickety, pickyWords Related to particular hyperfastidious, overdemanding, ultrafastidious; discerning, discriminating, selective; insightful, knowledgeable; captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; careful, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, scrupulous; queasy (also queazy), squeamish; peevish, petulant, prickly, touchy; niminy-piminy, prim, prissyNear Antonyms of particular affable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminatingAntonyms of particular undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy

  2. 2 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person that particular mug is Mike's Synonyms of particular idiomatic, individualized, individual, patented, peculiar, personal, personalized, private, privy, separate, singular, subjective, uniqueWords Related to particular characteristic, distinctive, intimate; identifying, idiosyncratic; especial, express, special, specific; independent, nonconformist, self-directed, self-sufficient; custom, customized, specializedNear Antonyms of particular broad, prevailing, prevalent, widespread; common, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms of particular general, generic, popular, public, shared, universal

  3. 3 tending to select carefully he's particular about the corn he buys Synonyms of particular choosy (or choosey), selective, pickyWords Related to particular nice; fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy; discerning, discriminating, judiciousNear Antonyms of particular indiscriminate, indiscriminatingAntonyms of particular nonselective, unselective

  4. 4 including many small descriptive features a very particular account of the breakdown of their marriage from the husband's perspective Synonyms of particular blow-by-blow, circumstantial, elaborate, full, minute, detailed, particularized, thoroughWords Related to particular enumerated, inventoried, itemized, listed, numerated; delineated, specific, specified; abundant, copious; comprehensive, encyclopedic, exhausting, exhaustive, inclusionary, inclusive, in-depth, omnibus, panoramic, thoroughgoing; accurate, correct, exact, precise; complete, entire, replete; distinct, explicit, sharp; mapped (out); descriptive, graphic (also graphical), picturesque, vividNear Antonyms of particular brief, compact, concise, crisp, pithy, short, succinct, terse; abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, cut, pruned, shortened, trimmed; ambiguous, indeterminate, nebulous, nondescript, sketchy, vague; bird's-eye, broad, general, nonspecific, overall, unspecifiedAntonyms of particular compendious, summary

Synonym Discussion of particular

circumstantial, minute, particular, detailed mean dealing with a matter fully and usually point by point. circumstantial implies fullness of detail that fixes something described in time and space.
    • a circumstantial account of our visit
minute implies close and searching attention to the smallest details.
    • a minute examination of a fossil
particular implies a precise attention to every detail.
    • a particular description of the scene of the crime
detailed stresses abundance or completeness of detail.
    • a detailed analysis of the event

particular

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of particular

  1. 1 a separate part in a list, account, or series requested a bill of particulars for the care he received in the hospital Synonyms of particular detail, item, pointWords Related to particular article, belonging, object, stuff, thing; characteristic, component, constituent, element, factor, feature, member; ingredient; division, particle, partition, piece, portion, section, segmentNear Antonyms of particular aggregate, composite, compound, conglomerate; entirety, sum, summation, total, totality, whole

  2. 2 a single piece of information everyone wanted to know all the particulars about the forthcoming merger Synonyms of particular datum, detail, nicety, fact, particularity, point, specificWords Related to particular article, item; component, constituent, element, ingredient, member, part; aspect, circumstance, facet, factor; evidence, exhibit; database, information, knowledgeNear Antonyms of particular error, fallacy, falsehood, inaccuracy, misconception, misstatement, myth

Synonym Discussion of particular

item, detail, particular mean one of the distinct parts of a whole. item applies to each thing specified separately in a list or in a group of things that might be listed or enumerated.
    • every item on the list
detail applies to one of the small component parts of a larger whole such as a task, building, painting, narration, or process.
    • leave the details to others
particular stresses the smallness, singleness, and especially the concreteness of a detail or item.
    • a description that included few particulars


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