Synonyms for unique

Synonyms for (adjective) unique

Synonyms: unique

Definition: highly unusual or rare but not the single instance

Usage: spoke with a unique accent; had unique ability in raising funds; a frankness unique in literature; a unique dining experience

Similar words: unusual

Definition: not usual or common or ordinary

Usage: a scene of unusual beauty; a man of unusual ability; cruel and unusual punishment; an unusual meteorite


Synonyms: unequaled, unequalled, unique, unparalleled, alone

Definition: radically distinctive and without equal

Usage: he is alone in the field of microbiology; this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem; Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint; craftsmen whose skill is unequaled; unparalleled athletic ability; a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history

Similar words: uncomparable, incomparable

Definition: such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared

Usage: an incomparable week of rest and pleasure; the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency; this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data


Synonyms: unique

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

Usage: a species unique to Australia

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: unique, singular

Definition: the single one of its kind

Usage: a singular example; the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting; a unique copy of an ancient manuscript; certain types of problems have unique solutions

Similar words: single

Definition: existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual

Usage: upon the hill stood a single tower; had but a single thought which was to escape; a single survivor; a single serving; a single lens; a single thickness