Antonyms of noun general

1 of 3 senses of general

Sense 3
general -- (a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular")
       Antonym of particular (Sense 1)
      => particular, specific -- (a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general")
       Antonym of specific (Sense 1)
      => particular, specific -- (a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun general

3 senses of general

Sense 1
general, full general -- (a general officer of the highest rank)
       => general officer -- (officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel)

Sense 2
general, superior general -- (the head of a religious order or congregation)
       => head, chief, top dog -- (a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation")

Sense 3
general -- (a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular")
       => fact -- (a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb general

1 sense of general

Sense 1
general -- (command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!")
       => command -- (be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army")

Antonyms of adj general

6 senses of general

Sense 1
general (vs. specific) -- (applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader")

specific (vs. general) (vs. nonspecific) -- ((sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident")
        => ad hoc -- (for or concerned with one specific purpose; "a coordinated policy instead of ad hoc decisions")
        => circumstantial -- (fully detailed and specific about particulars; "a circumstantial report about the debate")
        => limited, special -- (having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission")
        => particular (prenominal), peculiar (prenominal), special (prenominal) -- (unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair")
        => particular (prenominal) -- (separate and distinct from others of the same group or category; "interested in one particular artist"; "a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him")
        => particularized, particularised -- (directed toward a specific object; "particularized thinking as distinct from stereotyped sloganeering")
        => proper (postnominal) -- (limited to the thing specified; "the city proper"; "his claim is connected with the deed proper")
        => unique (predicate) -- ((followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality; "a species unique to Australia")

Sense 2
general -- (not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge")

INDIRECT (VIA undiversified) -> diversified -- (having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety; "a diversified musical program ranging from classical to modern"; "diversified farming"; "diversified manufacturing"; "diversified scenery"; "diversified investments")

Sense 3
general -- (prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent")

INDIRECT (VIA common) -> uncommon -- (not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability")

Sense 4
general (vs. local) -- (affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms")

local (vs. general) -- (affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia")
        => localized, localised -- (confined or restricted to a particular location; "the localized infection formed a definite abscess")
        => topical -- (pertaining to the surface of a body part; "a drug for topical (or local) application"; "a topical anesthesia")

Sense 5
general -- (somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise")

INDIRECT (VIA imprecise) -> precise -- (sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment")

Sense 6
cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide -- (of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience")

INDIRECT (VIA comprehensive) -> noncomprehensive, incomprehensive -- (not comprehensive)

Similarity of adj general

6 senses of general

Sense 1
general (vs. specific) -- (applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader")
       => broad, unspecific -- (not detailed or specific; "a broad rule"; "the broad outlines of the plan"; "felt an unspecific dread")
       => general-purpose, all-purpose -- (not limited in use or function)
       => generic -- (applicable to an entire class or group; "is there a generic Asian mind?")
       => gross -- (lacking fine distinctions or detail; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable")
       => overall -- (involving only main features; "the overall pattern of his life")
       => pandemic -- (existing everywhere; "pandemic fear of nuclear war")
       => universal -- (applicable to or common to all members of a group or set; "the play opened to universal acclaim"; "rap enjoys universal appeal among teenage boys")
       => widespread -- (widely circulated or diffused; "a widespread doctrine"; "widespread fear of nuclear war")
          Also See-> comprehensive#1; imprecise#1; indiscriminate#2; unspecialized#1, unspecialised#1

Sense 2
general -- (not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge")
       => undiversified (vs. diversified) -- (not diversified)

Sense 3
general -- (prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent")
       => common (vs. uncommon) -- (having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap")

Sense 4
general (vs. local) -- (affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms")
       => systemic -- (affecting an entire system; "a systemic poison")

Sense 5
general -- (somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise")
       => imprecise (vs. precise) -- (not precise; "imprecise astronomical observations"; "the terms he used were imprecise and emotional")

Sense 6
cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide -- (of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience")
       => comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive) -- (including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education")

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