1. [ adjective ] unique or specific to a person or thing or category
Synonyms: special peculiar

"the particular demands of the job" "has a paraticular preference for Chinese art" "an expression peculiar to Canadians" "rights peculiar to the rich" "my own special chair"

Related terms: specific
2. [ adjective ] separate and distinct from others

"an exception in this particular case"

Related terms: individual
3. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: specific
4. [ noun ] a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
Synonyms: specific

"he always reasons from the particular to the general"

Related terms: general general fact
5. [ adjective ] surpassing what is common or usual or expected
Synonyms: special exceptional especial

"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 2000?"

Related terms: uncommon
6. [ adjective ] first and most important
Synonyms: special

"his special interest is music" "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"

Related terms: primary
7. [ adjective ] exacting especially about details
Synonyms: finicky fussy finical

"a finicky eater" "fussy about clothes" "very particular about how her food was prepared"

Related terms: fastidious
8. [ adjective ] providing specific details or circumstances

"a particular description of the room"

Related terms: careful
9. [ noun ] a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
Synonyms: item detail

"it was perfect in all details"

Related terms: part highlight enumerate
Similar spelling:   particularly