particular Definition

  • 1used to single out an individual member of a specified group or class
  • 2especially great or intense

Using particular: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "particular" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I don't like any particular type of music.

  • Example

    She has a particular interest in history.

  • Example

    He was very particular about his appearance.

  • Example

    This particular model is very popular.

particular Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with particular

  • used to single out one person, thing, or situation over all others


    I enjoy all types of music, but I like classical music in particular.

  • something that is especially interesting or important


    The article on climate change was of particular interest to me.

  • having strong opinions about how something should be done or how something should be


    She is very particular about the way her clothes are folded.

Origins of particular

from Old French 'particuler', from Latin 'particularis', from 'particula', meaning 'little part'


Summary: particular in Brief

The term 'particular' [pərˈtɪkjʊlə(r)] is used to single out an individual member of a specified group or class. It can also mean especially great or intense. 'Particular' is often used in phrases like 'in particular,' 'of particular interest,' and 'particular about something.' It is a formal word that can be synonymous with 'specific' and 'individual.'

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