Synonyms of general in English:

general


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adjective

1‘they are moderately priced and suitable for general use’

SYNONYMS
widespread, common, extensive, universal, wide, popular, public, mainstream, prevalent, prevailing, rife, established, well established, conventional, traditional, traditionalist, orthodox, accepted
in circulation, in force, in vogue
ANTONYMS

restricted

2‘a general pay increase’

SYNONYMS
comprehensive, overall, across the board, blanket, umbrella, mass, total, complete, wholesale, sweeping, panoramic, broad, broad-ranging, extended, inclusive, all-inclusive, all-round, generic, outright, encyclopedic, indiscriminate, catholic
universal, global, worldwide, international, nationwide, countrywide, coast-to-coast, company-wide
ANTONYMS

localized

3‘a general store’

SYNONYMS
miscellaneous, mixed, assorted, variegated, diversified, composite, heterogeneous
ANTONYMS

specialist

4‘it is the general practice for players to receive all the prize money’

SYNONYMS
usual, customary, habitual, traditional, normal, conventional, typical, standard, regular
familiar, accepted, prevailing, routine, run-of-the-mill, fixed, set, established, confirmed, everyday, ordinary, common, stock, well worn, time-honoured
popular, favourite
ANTONYMS

exceptional

5‘most guidebooks give only a general description of the island’

SYNONYMS
broad, imprecise, inexact, rough, sweeping, overall, loose, basic, approximate, non-specific, unspecific, vague, hazy, fuzzy, woolly, ill-defined, indefinite, unfocused
North American informal ballpark
rare undetailed
ANTONYMS

detailed


Phrases

    in general

    1‘he was in general an excellent friend’


    SYNONYMS
    generally, normally, as a rule, as a general rule, in the general run of things, by and large, more often than not, almost always, in the main, mainly, mostly, for the most part, in most cases, most of the time, predominantly, on the whole
    usually, habitually, customarily, standardly, routinely, regularly, typically, ordinarily, commonly, conventionally, traditionally, historically
    ANTONYMS

    occasionally

    2‘we want the public in general to understand the public health issues’


    SYNONYMS
    as a whole, as a body, generally, at large, in the main
    ANTONYMS

    in particular, specifically