especial


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es·pe·cial

 (ĭ-spĕsh′əl)
adj.
1. Of special importance or significance; exceptional: an occasion of especial joy.
2. Relating to or directed toward a particular person, group, or purpose: called his father with especial birthday wishes; gave especial attention to the decorations.
3. Peculiar to the individual; characteristic: She has an especial fondness for mushrooms.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin speciālis, of a kind, from speciēs, species; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

especial

(ɪˈspɛʃəl)
adj (prenominal)
1. unusual; notable; exceptional: he paid especial attention to her that evening.
2. applying to one person or thing in particular; not general; specific; peculiar: he had an especial dislike of relatives.
[C14: from Old French, from Latin speciālis individual; see special]
Usage: Especial and especially have a more limited use than special and specially. Special is always used in preference to especial when the sense is one of being out of the ordinary: a special lesson; he has been specially trained. Special is also used when something is referred to as being for a particular purpose: the word was specially underlined for you. Where an idea of pre-eminence or individuality is involved, either especial or special may be used: he is my especial (or special) friend; he is especially (or specially) good at his job. In informal English, however, special is usually preferred in all contexts

es•pe•cial

(ɪˈspɛʃ əl)

adj.
1. special; exceptional: of no especial importance; an especial friend.
2. of a particular kind, or peculiar to a particular one; particular: your especial case.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin speciālis special]
es•pe′cial•ness, n.
usage: See special.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.especial - surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"
uncommon - not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"

especial

adjective
1. (Formal) exceptional, marked, special, particular, signal, unusual, extraordinary, outstanding, principal, distinguished, notable, uncommon, noteworthy He took especial care not to be seen to show any favouritism.

especial

adjective
Of, relating to, or intended for a distinctive thing or group:
Translations
خُصوصي، خاص، إسْتِثْنائي
særligspeciel
sérstakur
ypatingas
sevišķsspeciāls

especial

[ɪsˈpeʃəl] ADJ (frm) → especial, particular

especial

[ɪˈspɛʃəl] adj (= special) → particulier/ière

especial

adjbesondere(r, s)

especial

[ɪsˈpɛʃl] adjparticolare

especial

(iˈspeʃəl) adjective
more than the ordinary; particular. You must treat this with especial care.
eˈspecially adverb
particularly. These insects are quite common, especially in hot countries.
References in classic literature ?
He sends all sorts of loving wishes for Christmas, and an especial message to you girls," said Mrs.
Are such specters frequent in the woods, Heyward, or is this sight an especial entertainment ordered on our behalf?
On coming within the shadow of the Pyncheon Elm, he stopt, and(taking off his hat, meanwhile, to wipe the perspiration from his brow) seemed to scrutinize, with especial interest, the dilapidated and rusty-visaged House of the Seven Gables.
A mortal man, with once a human heart, has become a fiend for his especial torment.
I remember feeling with Miles in especial as if he had had, as it were, no history.
Jurgis went to his dinner, and afterward he walked over to see Mike Scully, who lived in a fine house, upon a street which had been decently paved and lighted for his especial benefit.
It will be perceived, as has been before intimated, that Master Sam had a native talent that might, undoubtedly, have raised him to eminence in political life,--a talent of making capital out of everything that turned up, to be invested for his own especial praise and glory; and having done up his piety and humility, as he trusted, to the satisfaction of the parlor, he clapped his palm-leaf on his head, with a sort of rakish, free-and-easy air, and proceeded to the dominions of Aunt Chloe, with the intention of flourishing largely in the kitchen.
If I should find this well dry and no explanation of it, I could astonish these people most nobly by having a person of no especial value drop a dynamite bomb into it.
It was an intoxicating trip altogether; the exceeding sense of satisfaction that follows a good dinner added largely to the enjoyment; the having something especial to look forward to and muse about, like the approaching grandeurs of Meiringen, sharpened the zest.
Knightley, their own especial set, were the only persons invited to meet them;the hours were to be early, as well as the numbers few; Mr.
Humility is a Christian grace, and one peculiarly appropriate to the pupils of Lowood; I, therefore, direct that especial care shall be bestowed on its cultivation amongst them.
And so shall you," she added for Miss Garth's especial benefit, as she sauntered past the governess on her way back to the breakfast-table.