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English adjective: singular

1. singular unusual or striking


SamplesA remarkable sight.
Such poise is singular in one so young.


Synonymsremarkable


Similarextraordinary


Antonymsordinary

2. singular beyond or deviating from the usual or expected


SamplesA curious hybrid accent.
Her speech has a funny twang.
They have some funny ideas about war.
Had an odd name.
The peculiar aromatic odor of cloves.
Something definitely queer about this town.
What a rum fellow.
Singular behavior.


Synonymscurious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy


Similarstrange, unusual


Antonymsfamiliar

3. singular being a single and separate person or thing


SamplesCan the singular person be understood apart from his culture?.
Every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind.


Similarindividual, single


Antonymscommon

4. singular composed of one member, set, or kind


Antonymsplural

5. singular grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit


Antonymsplural

6. singular the single one of its kind


SamplesA singular example.
The unique existing example of Donne's handwriting.
A unique copy of an ancient manuscript.
Certain types of problems have unique solutions.


Synonymsunique


Similarsingle


Antonymsmultiple


English noun: singular

1. singular (communication) the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton


Synonymssingular form


Broader (hypernym)descriptor, form, signifier, word form


Antonymsplural, plural form









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