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general verb
1. (command) command as a general
  • "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
general adjective
1. (comprehensive) applying to all or most members of a category or group
Antonyms: specific
  • "the general public"
  • "general assistance"
  • "a general rule"
  • "in general terms"
  • "comprehensible to the general reader"
2. affecting the entire body
Antonyms: local
  • "a general anesthetic"
  • "general symptoms"
3. not specialized or limited to one class of things
  • "general studies"
  • "general knowledge"
4. prevailing among and common to the general public
  • "the general discontent"
5. somewhat indefinite
  • "bearing a general resemblance to the original"
  • "a general description of the merchandise"
general noun
1. (general_officer) a general officer of the highest rank
Related: full_general
2. (head) the head of a religious order or congregation
Related: superior_general
3. (fact) a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
Antonyms: particular
  • "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
cosmopolitan adjective
1. of worldwide scope or applicability
Related: ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide
  • "an issue of cosmopolitan import"
  • "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley
  • "universal experience"
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