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1. detail

noun. ['dɪˈteɪl, ˈdiːteɪl'] an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole.

Synonyms

  • minutia
  • item
  • nooks and crannies
  • sticking point
  • technicality
  • fact
  • trifle
  • respect
  • regard
  • triviality
  • nook and cranny

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • détail (French)
  • detail (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word detail


1. Verb, base form
Instead, detail your tasks and accomplishments in full sentences.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Add as much detail as you wish, including the hand and foot bones on the gloves and socks.

Quotes containing the word detail


1. In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner's foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.
- Mariella Frostrup

2. Well, we were always going to fail that one,"said Ron gloomily as they ascended the marble staircase. He had just made Harry feel rather better by telling him how he told the examiner in detail about the ugly man with a wart on his nose in the crystal ball, only to look up and realize he had been describing the examiner's reflection.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

3. If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.
- Thomas Merton

2. detail

noun. ['dɪˈteɪl, ˈdiːteɪl'] extended treatment of particulars.

Synonyms

  • treatment
  • discourse

Antonyms

  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness

Etymology

  • détail (French)
  • detail (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. detail

noun. ['dɪˈteɪl, ˈdiːteɪl'] a small part that can be considered separately from the whole.

Synonyms

  • highlight
  • item
  • part
  • component
  • particular
  • component part
  • high spot
  • constituent

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • discourtesy
  • esteem
  • respect

Etymology

  • détail (French)
  • detail (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. detail

noun. ['dɪˈteɪl, ˈdiːteɪl'] a crew of workers selected for a particular task.

Synonyms

  • gang
  • crew

Antonyms

  • particular
  • specific
  • general

Etymology

  • détail (French)
  • detail (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. detail

verb. ['dɪˈteɪl, ˈdiːteɪl'] assign to a specific task.

Synonyms

  • set apart
  • specify

Antonyms

  • inattention
  • inattentiveness
  • heedless

Etymology

  • détail (French)
  • detail (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. detail

verb. ['dɪˈteɪl, ˈdiːteɪl'] provide details for.

Synonyms

  • enlarge
  • elaborate
  • lucubrate
  • expand
  • dilate
  • expatiate
  • exposit
  • expound

Antonyms

  • heedful
  • importance
  • good fortune
  • bad luck

Etymology

  • détail (French)
  • detail (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. detail

noun. ['dɪˈteɪl, ˈdiːteɪl'] a temporary military unit.

Synonyms

  • force
  • military force
  • contingent
  • military group

Antonyms

  • misconception
  • disesteem
  • disrespect
  • look down on

Etymology

  • détail (French)
  • detail (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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