Common and Particular


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Common adjective – Belonging or relating to the whole.
Usage example: facts of common knowledge

Particular is an antonym for common in topics: specific, held in common.
Nearby Words: commonplace, commonly, commons, commonality, commonness
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Particular adjective – Of, relating to, or belonging to a single person.
Usage example: that particular mug is Mike's

Common is an antonym for particular in topics: notable, exact, finicky.
Nearby Words: particle, particularly, particularize, particularity, particularise
Antonyms for Particular
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How words are described

real real common real particular
little little common little particular
bad bad common bad particular
advanced advanced common advanced particular
Other adjectives: few.

Things that words describes

character common character particular character
power common power particular power
part common part particular part
trick common trick particular trick
Other nouns: problem, trait, reason, type, place, form, room, use, way, example, story, theme, element, weapon, version, target, enemy, examples.

Both words in one sentence

  • The most common seem to be with Tokusatsu shows (in particular Super Sentai and Kamen Rider, since the three shows air in the same block) and with the Gundam franchise.
  • Who Even Needs a Brain? It is not clear whether this a trait common to all genies or Jeannie in particular.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries You'll doubtless notice the lack of a particular characteristic that is common to female humans.
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