Synonyms for special

Grammar : Adj
Spell : spesh-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈspɛʃ əl

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Définition of special

Origin :
  • early 13c., "better than ordinary," from Old French especial, from Latin specialis "individual, particular," from species "appearance, kind, sort" (see species). Meaning "marked off from others by some distinguishing quality" is recorded from c.1300. In Middle English, also as a noun meaning "sweetheart, lover." Meaning "special train" is attested from 1866. Special effects first attested 1951. Special interests in U.S. political sense is from 1910. Special pleading first recorded 1680s.
  • adj distinguished, distinctive; important in own way
Example sentences :
  • Now, a gent with special fine eyes might find that you looked like the gent on this poster.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Each period of our national history has had its special challenges.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • God has never, as far as we can see, dealt in special and temporary gifts.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • No one department of human effort is specially His, or is His special expression.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • He was besides too proud to manifest his interest in the special contents of this letter.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • You must allow there are some who never find a use for their special gifts.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • He considered this effort of his a special stroke of business energy.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • The meaning of this word is therefore of special importance.
  • Extract from : « The Non-Christian Cross » by John Denham Parsons
  • What special blessing is promised to those who keep this commandment?
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • His notes on special words and on the construction of sentences are often very interesting.
  • Extract from : « Apu Ollantay » by Anonymous

Antonyms for special

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