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particular

par·tic·u·lar

particular

 
 
pronunciation:
pr tIk y lr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to a single person, thing, or event and only to that single person, thing, or event.
He likes a particular brand of coffee, and no other brand will do.Does this cup belong to a particular person, or can anyone use it?Each member of the club is assigned a particular locker.
synonyms:
single, specific
antonyms:
general
similar words:
certain, definite, fixed, individual, special
definition 2: exceptional; unusual; special.
He seems to have a particular talent for getting into trouble.
synonyms:
exceptional, peculiar, remarkable, singular, special, unusual
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
conspicuous, distinctive, marked, prominent, unique
definition 3: being clearly distinct or defined; specific.
Did you have a particular reason for choosing me and not the others?A poodle is a particular breed of dog.
synonyms:
definite, distinct, individual, peculiar, special, specific
antonyms:
general
similar words:
certain, distinctive, single, unique, well-defined
definition 4: having strong preferences concerning details; fussy; fastidious.
My mother is very particular about where things are kept in the kitchen.
synonyms:
fastidious, finicky, fussy, meticulous, persnickety, picky
antonyms:
undiscriminating
similar words:
choosy, dainty, discriminating, exacting, overconcerned, painstaking, selective
definition 5: set out in great detail; exact.
Her description of the accident was very careful and particular.
synonyms:
definite, detailed, exact
antonyms:
inexact
similar words:
accurate, minute, precise, rigorous, specific, thorough
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an individual fact, element, or detail.
There is one more particular that I think the police should know.
synonyms:
detail, particularity
similar words:
element, fact, feature, item, respect
definition 2: (pl.) details or specific information.
I can't remember all the particulars of what happened.
synonyms:
details
similar words:
facts, features, specific
Word Parts
The word particular contains the following part:
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.