Antonyms of noun particular

2 of 3 senses 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 general (Sense 3)
      => general -- (a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular")

Sense 3
particular, particular proposition -- ((logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class)
       Antonym of universal (Sense 2)
      => universal, universal proposition -- ((logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class)

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

3 senses of particular

Sense 1
particular, specific -- (a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general")
       => fact -- (a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case")

Sense 2
detail, particular, item -- (a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details")
       => part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton")

Sense 3
particular, particular proposition -- ((logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class)
       => proposition -- ((logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false)

Antonyms of adj particular

6 senses of particular

Sense 1
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")

INDIRECT (VIA specific) -> general -- (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")
INDIRECT (VIA specific, specific) -> nonspecific -- (not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis")

Sense 2
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")

INDIRECT (VIA specific) -> general -- (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")
INDIRECT (VIA specific, specific) -> nonspecific -- (not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis")

Sense 3
especial (prenominal), exceptional, particular (prenominal), special -- (surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?")

INDIRECT (VIA uncommon) -> common -- (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
particular, special -- (first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work")

INDIRECT (VIA primary) -> secondary -- (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams")

Sense 5
finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky -- (exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared")

INDIRECT (VIA fastidious) -> unfastidious -- (marked by an absence of due or proper care or attention to detail; not concerned with cleanliness; "unfastidious in her dress")

Sense 6
particular (prenominal) -- (providing specific details or circumstances; "a particular description of the room")

INDIRECT (VIA careful) -> careless -- (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark")

Similarity of adj particular

6 senses of particular

Sense 1
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")
       => 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")

Sense 2
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")
       => 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")

Sense 3
especial (prenominal), exceptional, particular (prenominal), special -- (surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?")
       => uncommon (vs. common) -- (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
particular, special -- (first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work")
       => primary (vs. secondary) -- (of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest")

Sense 5
finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky -- (exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared")
       => fastidious (vs. unfastidious) -- (giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness")

Sense 6
particular (prenominal) -- (providing specific details or circumstances; "a particular description of the room")
       => careful (vs. careless) -- (exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior")

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