Rare and Special


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Rare adjective – Having qualities that appeal to a refined taste.
Usage example: rare specialty wools, such as cashmere, prized for their fineness, lightness and exceptional warmth

Special is a synonym for rare in priceless topic. In some cases you can use "Special" instead an adjective "Rare", when it comes to topics like exceptional, unusual.
Nearby Words: rarity, rarely, rareness
Synonyms for Rare


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Special adjective – Being the one or ones of a class with no other members.
Rare is a synonym for special in distinguished topic. You can use "Rare" instead an adjective "Special".
Nearby Words: specialty, speciality, specialist, specially, specialization
Synonyms for Special

Things that words describes

ability rare ability special ability
skill rare skill special skill
talent rare talent special talent
character rare character special character
Other nouns: power, people, kind, event, appearance, type, form, equipment, episode, item, occasion, case, characters, circumstances, weapon, version, items, occasions, cases, weapons.

Both words in one sentence

  • Each weapon is good for so many hits (except for rare/special weapons) and you must repair them at certain shops to continue reusing them.
  • While the existence of past Keyblade wielders was always a plot point in Kingdom Hearts, Keyblades themselves were treated as though they were rare and special.
  • Unobtainium Stellarium is a very rare and special mineral that has the incredible ability to stabilize planets, prolonging their inevitable destruction.
    Source: Unobtainium
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