Synonyms of general in English:

general


See definition of general

adjective

1‘they are moderately priced and suitable for general use’

SYNONYMS

widespread, common, extensive, universal, wide, popular, public, mainstream, prevalent, prevailing, rife, established, well established, conventional, traditional, traditionalist, orthodox, accepted

in circulation, in force, in vogue

ANTONYMS

restricted

2‘a general pay increase’

SYNONYMS

comprehensive, overall, across the board, blanket, umbrella, mass, total, complete, wholesale, sweeping, panoramic, broad, broad-ranging, extended, inclusive, all-inclusive, all-round, generic, outright, encyclopedic, indiscriminate, catholic

universal, global, worldwide, international, nationwide, countrywide, coast-to-coast, company-wide

ANTONYMS

localized

3‘a general store’

SYNONYMS

miscellaneous, mixed, assorted, variegated, diversified, composite, heterogeneous

ANTONYMS

specialist

4‘it is the general practice for players to receive all the prize money’

SYNONYMS

usual, customary, habitual, traditional, normal, conventional, typical, standard, regular

familiar, accepted, prevailing, routine, run-of-the-mill, fixed, set, established, confirmed, everyday, ordinary, common, stock, well worn, time-honoured

popular, favourite

ANTONYMS

exceptional

5‘most guidebooks give only a general description of the island’

SYNONYMS

broad, imprecise, inexact, rough, sweeping, overall, loose, basic, approximate, non-specific, unspecific, vague, hazy, fuzzy, woolly, ill-defined, indefinite, unfocused

North American informal ballpark

rare undetailed

ANTONYMS

detailed


Phrases

    in general

      1‘he was in general an excellent friend’

      SYNONYMS

      generally, normally, as a rule, as a general rule, in the general run of things, by and large, more often than not, almost always, in the main, mainly, mostly, for the most part, in most cases, most of the time, predominantly, on the whole

      usually, habitually, customarily, standardly, routinely, regularly, typically, ordinarily, commonly, conventionally, traditionally, historically

      ANTONYMS

      occasionally

      2‘we want the public in general to understand the public health issues’

      SYNONYMS

      as a whole, as a body, generally, at large, in the main

      ANTONYMS

      in particular, specifically