Synonyms for special

Synonyms for (noun) special

Synonyms: special

Definition: a television production that features a particular person or work or topic

Usage: the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight

Similar words: television program, television show, TV program, TV show

Definition: a program broadcast by television


Synonyms: special

Definition: a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising

Usage: they are having a special on pork chops

Similar words: offer, offering

Definition: something offered (as a proposal or bid)

Usage: noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds


Synonyms: special

Definition: a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

Similar words: dish

Definition: a particular item of prepared food

Usage: she prepared a special dish for dinner

Synonyms for (adjective) special

Synonyms: especial, exceptional, special, particular

Definition: surpassing what is common or usual or expected

Usage: 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 the year 2000?

Similar words: uncommon

Definition: not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind

Usage: uncommon birds; frost and floods are uncommon during these months; doing an uncommon amount of business; an uncommon liking for money; he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability


Synonyms: limited, special

Definition: having a specific function or scope

Usage: a special (or specific) role in the mission

Similar words: specific

Definition: (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

Usage: rules with specific application; demands specific to the job; a specific and detailed account of the accident


Synonyms: special, particular, peculiar

Definition: unique or specific to a person or thing or category

Usage: 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

Similar words: specific

Definition: (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

Usage: rules with specific application; demands specific to the job; a specific and detailed account of the accident


Synonyms: special

Definition: for a special service or occasion

Usage: a special correspondent; a special adviser to the committee; had to get special permission for the event

Similar words: extraordinary

Definition: beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

Usage: extraordinary authority; an extraordinary achievement; her extraordinary beauty; enjoyed extraordinary popularity; an extraordinary capacity for work; an extraordinary session of the legislature


Synonyms: particular, special

Definition: first and most important

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

Similar words: primary

Definition: of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary

Usage: primary goals; a primary effect; primary sources; a primary interest


Synonyms: special

Definition: adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose

Usage: a special kind of paint; a special medication for arthritis

Similar words: specialised, specialized

Definition: developed or designed for a special activity or function

Usage: a specialized tool


Synonyms: special, extra

Definition: added to a regular schedule

Usage: a special holiday flight; put on special buses for the big game

Similar words: unscheduled

Definition: not scheduled or not on a regular schedule

Usage: an unscheduled meeting; the plane made an unscheduled stop at Gander for refueling