What is another word for special?

813 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ spˈɛʃə͡l], [ spˈɛʃə‍l], [ s_p_ˈɛ_ʃ_əl]

The term "special" often refers to something that is unique or distinct. However, there are several similar words that can be used to convey the same meaning. For instance, "exceptional" refers to something that is above average or extraordinary. "Distinctive" on the other hand, describes something that stands out from others. "Exclusive" suggests that something is limited or tightly controlled, while "particular" implies a specific or selective nature. "Rare" connotes something that is unusual, uncommon, or scarce. "Unusual" and "extraordinary" are also great alternatives for the word "special." Ultimately, there are several words that can be used interchangeably with "special" depending on the context of the sentence.

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What are the opposite words for special?

Special can be used to describe something as unique, important, or extraordinary. Its antonyms, on the other hand, are common, ordinary, regular, typical, standard, regular, and mundane. These words denote the opposite of special, indicating things that are commonplace and not outstanding. Another antonym of special is generic, which refers to things that lack individuality or distinctive qualities. On the other hand, specific is an antonym that refers to things that are particular and detailed. Another opposite of special is indiscriminate, which lacks selectivity or care, unlike special, which implies that something is unique or important.

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Usage examples for Special

He probably went with the purpose of urging some special plan of action.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
I'll write to her to-morrow and send her present, too, with special orders not to open it until Christmas.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
He saw Nathan Goodbody lean over and say a few words hurriedly to the prisoner, then rise and slightly lift his hand as if to make a special request.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine

Famous quotes with Special

  • As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
    Sam Abell
  • It was a special show that became a cult classic of sorts, and I made a lot of money for it.
    Don Adams
  • Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
    Aesop
  • What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
    Andre Agassi
  • I hope I presented what I felt the woman seemed to be about, but I couldn't give any reason as to why she remained in the relationship other than that their relationship was very special.
    Jenny Agutter

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