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1. general-purpose

adjective. not limited in use or function.

Synonyms

  • general

Antonyms

  • particularity
  • discriminate

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Rhymes with General Purpose

  • multipurpose
  • all-purpose

2. major-general

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

3. purpose

noun. ['ˈpɝːpəs'] an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.

Synonyms

  • will
  • goal
  • design
  • cross-purpose
  • sake
  • idea
  • intention
  • mind
  • view
  • final cause
  • end
  • intent

Antonyms

  • movability
  • unsoundness
  • softness
  • disagree

Etymology

  • purpos (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • purposen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. purpose

noun. ['ˈpɝːpəs'] what something is used for.

Synonyms

  • use
  • raison d'etre
  • functional
  • nonfunctional
  • function
  • role
  • utility

Antonyms

  • functional
  • uselessness
  • inutility
  • unsteadiness

Etymology

  • purpos (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • purposen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. purpose

noun. ['ˈpɝːpəs'] the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose.

Synonyms

  • tenacity
  • industriousness
  • persistency
  • firmness
  • tirelessness
  • resolve
  • resolution
  • persistence
  • tenaciousness
  • diligence
  • resoluteness
  • perseverance
  • firmness of purpose
  • doggedness
  • industry
  • determination
  • indefatigability
  • pertinacity

Antonyms

  • indecisiveness
  • indecision
  • movableness
  • instability

Etymology

  • purpos (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • purposen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. general

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

Antonyms

  • varietal wine

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

9. general

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

Antonyms

  • ecdemic

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)

10. general

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

Antonyms

  • low

Etymology

  • general (Anglo-Norman)
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