particularity


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par·tic·u·lar·i·ty

 (pər-tĭk′yə-lăr′ĭ-tē, pə-tĭk′-)
n. pl. par·tic·u·lar·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being particular rather than general.
2. Exactitude of detail, especially in description: a travel account written with almost excruciating particularity.
3. Attention to or concern with detail; fastidiousness: a scholar known for her particularity.
4. A specific point or detail; a particular.
5. An individual characteristic; a peculiarity.

particularity

(pəˌtɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (often plural) a specific circumstance: the particularities of the affair.
2. great attentiveness to detail; fastidiousness
3. the quality of being precise: a description of great particularity.
4. the state or quality of being particular as opposed to general; individuality: the particularity of human situations.

par•tic•u•lar•i•ty

(pərˌtɪk yəˈlær ɪ ti, pəˌtɪk-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being particular.
2. detailed character, as of description or statement.
3. attention to details.
4. an individual or characteristic feature or trait; peculiarity.
[1520–30; < Middle French < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.particularity - the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance; "the particularity of human situations"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
specificity - the quality of being specific rather than general; "add a desirable note of specificity to the discussion"; "the specificity of the symptoms of the disease"
specificity - the quality of being specific to a particular organism; "host specificity of a parasite"
generality - the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability

particularity

noun
1. individuality, characteristic, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, property, singularity, distinctiveness different degrees of cultural particularity
2. (often plural) circumstance, fact, detail, point, item, instance Time inevitably glosses over the particularities of each situation.
3. meticulousness, detail, accuracy, precision, thoroughness, fastidiousness, fussiness, carefulness, choosiness (informal) The essence of good fiction is its particularity.

particularity

noun
Translations

particularity

[pəˌtɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ] Nparticularidad f

particularity

[pərˌtɪkjʊˈlærɪti] nparticularité f

particularity

n
(= individuality)Besonderheit f
(= detailedness)Ausführlichkeit f
(= fastidiousness)Eigenheit f

particularity

[pəˌtɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ] nparticolarità f inv; (detail) → particolare m; (fastidiousness) → pignoleria
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My second was to bring him a book, which, knowing his mother's particularity, I had carefully selected, and which I submitted for her approbation before presenting it to him.
She walked eagerly on as she spoke; and Elinor, to screen Marianne from particularity, as she felt almost certain of its not being Willoughby, quickened her pace and kept up with her.
In that house Elizabeth must be first; and she was in the habit of such general observance as "Miss Elliot," that any particularity of attention seemed almost impossible.
Tom behaved to Sophia with no particularity, unless perhaps by showing her a higher respect than he paid to any other.
Generality and particularity are a matter of degree.
While I, to blind the world to our engagement, was behaving one hour with objectionable particularity to another woman, was she to be consenting the next to a proposal which might have made every previous caution useless?
The two girls were more at a loss from being younger and in greater awe of their father, who addressed them on the occasion with rather an injudicious particularity.
It had a directness, an emphasis, a particularity, that showed a backbone of solid meaning within the mystery of his expression.
The man said we were now on the Feil-Stutz, above the Schwegmatt--information which I was glad to get, since it gave us our position to a degree of particularity which we had not been accustomed to for a day or so.
The idea seemed to give her pain, for she showed several little attentions to her old friend, that by their flattering, but unstudied particularity, were adapted to put any man at his ease and assure him of his welcome, still the embarrassment of George did not disappear, but he sat an uneasy listener to the conversation that occurred, as if reluctant to stay, and yet unwilling to depart.
The chief objection to them is, that the diligent narrator may lack space, or (what is often the same thing) may not be able to think of them with any degree of particularity, though he may have a philosophical confidence that if known they would be illustrative.
But as I am going to tell the story with some particularity, and perhaps some gusto, you will see why who read.