Synonyms for specific

Synonyms for (noun) specific

Synonyms: specific

Definition: a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease

Usage: quinine is a specific for malaria

Similar words: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Definition: (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease


Synonyms: particular, specific

Definition: a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

Usage: he always reasons from the particular to the general

Similar words: fact

Definition: a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

Usage: first you must collect all the facts of the case

Synonyms for (adjective) specific

Synonyms: specific

Definition: stated explicitly or in detail

Usage: needed a specific amount

Similar words: specified

Definition: clearly and explicitly stated

Usage: meals are at specified times


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: ad hoc

Definition: for or concerned with one specific purpose

Usage: a coordinated policy instead of ad hoc decisions


Similar words: circumstantial

Definition: fully detailed and specific about particulars

Usage: a circumstantial report about the debate


Similar words: limited, special

Definition: having a specific function or scope

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


Similar words: 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: particular

Definition: separate and distinct from others of the same group or category

Usage: interested in one particular artist; a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him


Similar words: particularised, particularized

Definition: directed toward a specific object

Usage: particularized thinking as distinct from stereotyped sloganeering


Similar words: proper

Definition: limited to the thing specified

Usage: the city proper; his claim is connected with the deed proper


Similar words: unique

Definition: (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality

Usage: a species unique to Australia