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specific

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of specific

  1. 1 of a particular or exact sort we need a specific type of pen to sign the diplomas Synonyms concrete, distinct, especial, peculiar, precise, set, special, expressRelated Words lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specifiedNear Antonyms general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universalAntonyms nonspecific

  2. 2 so clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning specific instructions regarding the interrogation of prisoners Synonyms clear-cut, definite, definitive, express, explicit, unambiguous, unequivocal, univocalRelated Words avowed, declared, specified, stated; categorical (also categoric), complete, comprehensive, exhaustive, full; certain, sure, unmistakable; clear, distinct, lucid, well-defined; exact, precise; direct, literal, plain, simple, straightforward; comprehensible, intelligible, understandableNear Antonyms cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), obscure, unclear; imprecise, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact; incomprehensible, unintelligibleAntonyms implicit, implied, inferred; ambiguous, circuitous; equivocal, indefinite, inexplicit, unspecific, vague


specific

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of specific

  1. 1 a substance or preparation used to treat disease quinine is a specific for malaria Synonyms cure, drug, medicament, medication, medicinal, pharmaceutical, physic, remedy, medicineRelated Words cure-all, nostrum, panacea; botanical, patent medicine, prescription, prescription drug; cordial, potion, tonic; miracle drug, wonder drug; cap, capsule, pill, tablet; injection, shot; embrocation, liniment, lotion, ointment, potion, poultice, salve; syrup (also sirup), tincture; antibiotic, antiseptic, serum; cathartic, purgative

  2. 2 a single piece of information although the speech was long on rhetoric and platitudinous generalities, it lacked specifics Synonyms datum, detail, nicety, particular, particularity, point, factRelated Words article, item; component, constituent, element, ingredient, member, part; aspect, circumstance, facet, factor; evidence, exhibit; database, information, knowledgeNear Antonyms error, fallacy, falsehood, inaccuracy, misconception, misstatement, myth

  3. 3 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind the two submissions differ only in certain specifics Synonyms affection, attribute, attribution, character, criterion, diagnostic, differentia, feature, fingerprint, hallmark, mark, marker, note, particularity, peculiarity, point, property, quality, characteristic, stamp, touch, traitRelated Words badge, indication, sign; emblem, symbol, token; charm, grace; excellence, merit, virtue; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, quirk; individuality, singularity, uniqueness


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