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 ?
The fresh morning air and the cool flowing waters put both soul and body in a glow, and after a half-hour employed in this recreation, we sauntered back to the house--Tinor and Marheyo gathering dry sticks by the way for fire-wood; some of the young men laying the cocoanut trees under contribution as they passed beneath them; while Kory-Kory played his outlandish pranks for my particular diversion, and Fayaway and I, not arm in arm to be sure, but sometimes hand in hand, strolled along, with feelings of perfect charity for all the world, and especial good-will towards each other.
Are such specters frequent in the woods, Heyward, or is this sight an especial entertainment ordered on our behalf?
The last of the crew needs especial remark, Though he looked an incredible dunce: He had just one idea--but, that one being "Snark," The good Bellman engaged him at once.
You will agree with me, I am sure, that at present I ought to move with especial care--yes, with very especial care.
If certain characters are always found correlated with others, though no apparent bond of connexion can be discovered between them, especial value is set on them.
Captain Bonneville determined to forward his peltries by the same route, under the especial care of Mr.
He also worked in the corn-fields, hoeing and husking; and he fed the pigs and milked the four-horned cow that was Mombi's especial pride.
The children, in especial, I should thus fence about and absolutely save.
Elgitha, let thy Lady Rowena, know we shall not this night expect her in the hall, unless such be her especial pleasure.
He had an especial admiration for breadth in a jest, and would often put up with length, for the sake of it.
I haven't any talent, or any especial taste that I can see, and that is why I can't decide, uncle.
Nothing very especial," replied Anne, folding up Marilla's letter.