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1. general

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəl, ˈdʒɛnrəl'] applying to all or most members of a category or group.

Synonyms

  • unspecific
  • imprecise
  • all-purpose
  • generic
  • overall
  • unspecialised
  • comprehensive
  • universal
  • broad
  • generality
  • indiscriminate
  • unspecialized
  • general-purpose
  • gross
  • widespread

Antonyms

  • discriminate
  • specific
  • precise
  • specialized
  • noncomprehensive

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

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  • canaveral
  • cathedral
  • central
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  • corporal
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A common misspelling of general is genreal

Example sentences of the word general


1. Adjective
Most speeches have a general goal and a specific goal.

Quotes containing the word general


1. Me and Matt love to argue, but in general our sense of humor is pretty much alike.
- Trey Parker

2. The president of General Motors was in a foul humor.
- Arthur Hailey

3. Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom.
- Marcel Duchamp

2. major-general

noun. a general officer ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant general.

3. general-purpose

adjective. not limited in use or function.

Synonyms

  • general

Antonyms

  • particularity
  • discriminate

4. general

noun. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəl, ˈdʒɛnrəl'] a general officer of the highest rank.

Synonyms

  • Blucher
  • full general
  • general officer
  • G. L. von Blucher
  • Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher

Antonyms

  • incomplete
  • narrow
  • exclusive
  • particular proposition

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

5. general

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəl, ˈdʒɛnrəl'] not specialized or limited to one class of things.

Antonyms

  • varietal wine

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

6. general

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəl, ˈdʒɛnrəl'] prevailing among and common to the general public.

Antonyms

  • ecdemic

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

7. general

verb. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəl, ˈdʒɛnrəl'] command as a general.

Antonyms

  • low

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

8. general

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəl, ˈdʒɛnrəl'] affecting the entire body.

Antonyms

  • varietal

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

9. general

noun. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəl, ˈdʒɛnrəl'] a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular).

Antonyms

  • specific

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

10. general

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛnɝəl, ˈdʒɛnrəl'] somewhat indefinite.

Antonyms

  • proprietary

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)
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