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

2 senses of individual

Sense 1
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)
       => causal agent, cause, causal agency -- (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)

Sense 2
individual -- (a single organism)
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Antonyms of adj individual

4 senses of individual

Sense 1
individual (vs. common), single -- (being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways")

common (vs. individual) -- (belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community")
        => communal -- (for or by a group rather than individuals; "dipping each his bread into a communal dish of stew"- Paul Roche; "a communal settlement in which all earnings and food were shared"; "a group effort")
        => public -- (affecting the people or community as a whole; "community leaders"; "community interests"; "the public welfare")

Sense 2
individual, case-by-case, item-by-item -- (separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis")

INDIRECT (VIA independent) -> dependent -- (relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture")

Sense 3
individual, single (prenominal) -- (characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed")

INDIRECT (VIA unshared) -> shared -- (have in common; held or experienced in common; "two shared valence electrons forming a bond between adjacent nuclei"; "a shared interest in philately")

Sense 4
individual (prenominal), private -- (concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath")

INDIRECT (VIA personal) -> impersonal -- (not relating to or responsive to individual persons; "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark")

Similarity of adj individual

4 senses of individual

Sense 1
individual (vs. common), single -- (being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways")
       => idiosyncratic -- (peculiar to the individual; "we all have our own idiosyncratic gestures"; "Michelangelo's highly idiosyncratic style of painting")
       => individualist, individualistic -- (marked by or expressing individuality; "an individualistic way of dressing")
       => one-on-one, man-to-man -- (being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player; "one-on-one defense")
       => respective (prenominal), several (prenominal), various (prenominal) -- (considered individually; "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed")
       => singular -- (being a single and separate person or thing; "can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?"; "every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind"-William James)
          Also See-> separate#1

Sense 2
individual, case-by-case, item-by-item -- (separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis")
       => independent (vs. dependent) -- (free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism")

Sense 3
individual, single (prenominal) -- (characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed")
       => unshared (vs. shared) -- (not shared)

Sense 4
individual (prenominal), private -- (concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath")
       => personal (vs. impersonal) -- (concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers")

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