Antonyms of noun specific

1 of 2 senses of specific

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")

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

2 senses of specific

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
specific -- (a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease; "quinine is a specific for malaria")
       => medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug -- ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Antonyms of adj specific

3 of 4 senses of specific

Sense 1
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")

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")
nonspecific (vs. specific) (vs. specific) -- (not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis")

Sense 2
specific -- (stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount")

INDIRECT (VIA specified) -> unspecified -- (not stated explicitly or in detail; "threatened unspecified reprisals")

Sense 4
specific (vs. nonspecific) -- (being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides; "quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements")

nonspecific (vs. specific) (vs. specific) -- (not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis")

Similarity of adj specific

4 senses of specific

Sense 1
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")
          Also See-> precise#1; specialized#1, specialised#1

Sense 2
specific -- (stated explicitly or in detail; "needed a specific amount")
       => specified (vs. unspecified) -- (clearly and explicitly stated; "meals are at specified times")

Sense 3
specific -- (relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species; "specific characters")

Sense 4
specific (vs. nonspecific) -- (being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides; "quinine is highly specific for malaria"; "a specific remedy"; "a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements")

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