(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. particular, single, peculiar, special; specific; personal, proper. —n. person; personality, entity; somebody, anybody. See speciality.Ant., group.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Separate]
Syn. specific, personal, private, proper, own, particular, singular, special, especial, definite, lone, alone, solitary, secluded, original, distinct, distinctive, characteristic, personalized, individualized, exclusive, select, single, only, indivisible, reserved, sole; see also private , special 1 .
Ant. collective*, public, social.
2. [Unusual]
Syn. uncommon, singular, peculiar; see different 1 , unique 1 , unusual 2 .
See Synonym Study at characteristic . n.
Syn. human being, person, self, somebody; see child , man 2 , person 1 , woman 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
person, human being, body, soul, character, man, woman, guy, girl, boy, personality.
single, separate, distinctive, sole, lone, exclusive, peculiar, particular, unique, singular, characteristic, specific, special, personal.
ANT.: group, general, common, universal
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Belonging to, relating to, or affecting a particular person: personal, private. See SPECIFIC. 2. Being or related to a distinct entity: discrete, particular, separate, single, singular. See INCLUDE. 3. Serving to identify or set apart an individual or group: characteristic, distinctive, peculiar, typical, vintage. See SAME. 4. Of, relating to, or intended for a distinctive thing or group: especial, particular, special, specific. See SPECIFIC. II noun 1. A member of the human race: being, body, creature, homo, human, human being, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, soul. See BEINGS. 2. One that exists independently: being, entity, existence, existent, object, something, thing. See BE, THING.

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