Synonyms for (noun) general

Synonyms: general

Definition: a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)

Usage: he discussed the general but neglected the particular

Similar words: fact

Definition: a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

Usage: first you must collect all the facts of the case


Synonyms: full general, general

Definition: a general officer of the highest rank

Similar words: general officer

Definition: officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel


Synonyms: general, superior general

Definition: the head of a religious order or congregation

Similar words: head, chief, top dog

Definition: a person who is in charge

Usage: the head of the whole operation

Synonyms for (verb) general

Synonyms: general

Definition: command as a general

Usage: We are generaled by an incompetent!

Similar words: command

Definition: be in command of

Usage: The general commanded a huge army

Synonyms for (adjective) general

Synonyms: general

Definition: prevailing among and common to the general public

Usage: the general discontent

Similar words: common

Definition: having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

Usage: the common man; a common sailor; the common cold; a common nuisance; followed common procedure; it is common knowledge that she lives alone; the common housefly; a common brand of soap


Synonyms: oecumenical, cosmopolitan, ecumenical, world-wide, worldwide, universal, general

Definition: of worldwide scope or applicability

Usage: an issue of cosmopolitan import; the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time- Christopher Morley; universal experience

Similar words: comprehensive

Definition: including all or everything

Usage: comprehensive coverage; a comprehensive history of the revolution; a comprehensive survey; a comprehensive education


Synonyms: general

Definition: not specialized or limited to one class of things

Usage: general studies; general knowledge

Similar words: undiversified

Definition: not diversified


Synonyms: general

Definition: applying to all or most members of a category or group

Usage: the general public; general assistance; a general rule; in general terms; comprehensible to the general reader

Similar words: unspecific, broad

Definition: not detailed or specific

Usage: a broad rule; the broad outlines of the plan; felt an unspecific dread


Similar words: general-purpose, all-purpose

Definition: not limited in use or function


Similar words: generic

Definition: applicable to an entire class or group

Usage: is there a generic Asian mind?


Similar words: gross

Definition: lacking fine distinctions or detail

Usage: the gross details of the structure appear reasonable


Similar words: overall

Definition: involving only main features

Usage: the overall pattern of his life


Similar words: pandemic

Definition: existing everywhere

Usage: pandemic fear of nuclear war


Similar words: universal

Definition: applicable to or common to all members of a group or set

Usage: the play opened to universal acclaim; rap enjoys universal appeal among teenage boys


Similar words: widespread

Definition: widely circulated or diffused

Usage: a widespread doctrine; widespread fear of nuclear war


Synonyms: general

Definition: affecting the entire body

Usage: a general anesthetic; general symptoms

Similar words: systemic

Definition: affecting an entire system

Usage: a systemic poison


Synonyms: general

Definition: somewhat indefinite

Usage: bearing a general resemblance to the original; a general description of the merchandise

Similar words: imprecise

Definition: not precise

Usage: imprecise astronomical observations; the terms he used were imprecise and emotional