Synonyms for general


1. general, full general, general officer
usage: a general officer of the highest rank
2. general, superior general, head, chief, top dog
usage: the head of a religious order or congregation
3. general, fact
usage: a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"


1. general, command
usage: command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!"


1. general (vs. specific), broad, unspecific, general-purpose, all-purpose, generic, gross, overall, pandemic, universal, widespread, comprehensive, imprecise, indiscriminate, unspecialized#1, unspecialised
usage: applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
2. general, undiversified (vs. diversified)
usage: not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge"
3. general, common (vs. uncommon)
usage: prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent"
4. general (vs. local), systemic
usage: affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
5. general, imprecise (vs. precise)
usage: somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
6. cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide, comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive)
usage: of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
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