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unique

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unique

  1. 1 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person a comedian who brings a unique and twisted perspective to contemporary social issues Synonyms of unique idiomatic, individualized, particular, patented, peculiar, personal, personalized, private, privy, separate, singular, subjective, individualWords Related to unique characteristic, distinctive, intimate; identifying, idiosyncratic; especial, express, special, specific; independent, nonconformist, self-directed, self-sufficient; custom, customized, specializedNear Antonyms of unique broad, prevailing, prevalent, widespread; common, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms of unique general, generic, popular, public, shared, universal

  2. 2 being out of the ordinary the restaurant, specializing in fusion cuisine, provides a truly unique dining experience for those who can afford it Synonyms of unique aberrant, aberrated, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, especial, exceeding, extraordinaire, extraordinary, freak, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, preternatural, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, exceptional, unusual, unwontedWords Related to unique conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, salient, striking; bizarre, deviant, eccentric, freakish, monstrous, oddball, outlandish, quaint, strange, weird; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unimaginable, unthinkableNear Antonyms of unique everyday, familiar, frequentAntonyms of unique common, customary, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unextraordinary, usual

  3. 3 being the one or ones of a class with no other members the Mapparium, a huge glass globe that visitors can walk through, is unique—there's not another one like it anywhere Synonyms of unique alone, lone, one, one-off, singular, sole, solitary, special, sui generis, onlyWords Related to unique single, solo, unaccompanied, unattended; incomparable, inimitable, matchless, peerless, unequaled (or unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassable, unsurpassed; distinct, distinctive, individual, separate; nonceNear Antonyms of unique divers, manifold, multifarious, myriad; assorted, heterogenous, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, patchwork, promiscuous, varied; popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeated

  4. 4 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced a unique ability to add large sums in his head Synonyms of unique curious, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, rare, singular, strange, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unusual, weirdWords Related to unique bizarre, eccentric, far-out, kooky (also kookie), oddball, outlandish, outré, way-out; aberrant, abnormal, atypical, exceptional, irregular; newsworthy, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, particular, remarkable, specialNear Antonyms of unique unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms of unique common, ordinary, plain, usual

Synonym Discussion of unique

strange, singular, unique, peculiar, eccentric, erratic, odd, quaint, outlandish mean departing from what is ordinary, usual, or to be expected. strange stresses unfamiliarity and may apply to the foreign, the unnatural, the unaccountable.
    • a journey filled with strange sights
singular suggests individuality or puzzling strangeness.
    • a singular feeling of impending disaster
unique implies singularity and the fact of being without a known parallel.
    • a career unique in the annals of science
peculiar implies a marked distinctiveness.
    • the peculiar status of America's first lady
eccentric suggests a wide divergence from the usual or normal especially in behavior.
    • the eccentric eating habits of preschoolers
erratic stresses a capricious and unpredictable wandering or deviating.
    • a friend's suddenly erratic behavior
odd applies to a departure from the regular or expected.
    • an odd sense of humor
quaint suggests an old-fashioned but pleasant oddness.
    • a quaint fishing village
outlandish applies to what is uncouth, bizarre, or barbaric.
    • outlandish fashions of the time


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