(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. demanding, painstaking, meticulous; definite, specific; fussy, finicky, per[s]nickety, overnice; special, outstanding; personal; precise, exact. See taste, importance. —n. fact, specification, datum, detail. See description, care. Ant., general, nonspecific, unfussy.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Specific]
Syn. special, distinct, singular, appropriate; see special 1 .
2. [Exact]
Syn. precise, minute, circumstantial; see accurate 1 , 2 .
3. [Fastidious]
Syn. discriminating, fastidious, finicky, hard to please, fussy, dainty, nice, squeamish, selective, exacting, demanding, critical, careful, meticulous, finicking, finical, picky*, choosy*, persnickety*; see also careful , squeamish .
4. [Notable]
Syn. remarkable, singular, odd; see unusual 1 .
See Synonym Study at special .
in particular,
Syn. expressly, particularly, individually; see especially 1 .
Syn.- particular implies dissatisfaction with anything that fails to conform in detail with one's standards [particular in one's choice of friends ] ; fastidious implies adherence to such high standards as to be disdainfully critical of even minor nonconformities [ a fastidious taste in literature ] ; dainty , in this comParison, suggests delicate taste and implies a tendency to reject that which does not fully accord with one's refined sensibilities [ a dainty appetite ] ; nice suggests fine or subtle discriminative powers, esp. in intellectual matters [ a nice distinction in definition ] ; squeamish suggests such extreme sensitiveness to what is unpleasant, or such prudishness, as to result in disgust or nausea [ not too squeamish in his business dealings ] n.
Syn. fact, specification, item; see detail 1 .
See Synonym Study at item .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. specific exact, precise, single, special, distinct, definite, peculiar, lone, express.
2. fussy demanding, exacting, critical, finicky, picky, *persnickety, hard to please, overparticular.
ANT.: 1. general, unspecified. 2. unparticular, easy to please, careless
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Being or related to a distinct entity: discrete, individual, separate, single, singular. See INCLUDE. 2. Of, relating to, or intended for a distinctive thing or group: especial, individual, special, specific. See SPECIFIC. 3. Alone in a given category: lone, one, only, separate, single, singular, sole, solitary, unique. Idioms: first and last, one and only. See INCLUDE. 4. Fixed and distinct from others: express, set1, special, specific. See SPECIFIC. 5. Characterized by attention to detail: blow-by-blow, circumstantial, detailed, full, minute2, thorough. See SPECIFIC. 6. Very difficult to please: choosy, dainty, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicky, fussy, meticulous, nice, persnickety, squeamish. Informal: picky. See ACCEPT. II noun 1. An individually considered portion of a whole: article, detail, element, item, point. See PART. 2. A small, often specialized element of a whole: detail, fine print, item, technicality. See GROUP. 3. One of the conditions or facts attending an event and having some bearing on it: circumstance, detail, fact, factor. See REAL.

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