from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. To a great degree; especially: I particularly like the brown shoes.
  • adv. With particular reference or emphasis; individually or specifically: "Everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him” ( John Knowles).
  • adv. With regard to particulars; in detail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. especially;
  • adv. to a great extent
  • adv. specifically, uniquely or individually
  • adv. in detail; with regard to particulars

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a particular manner; expressly; with a specific reference or interest; in particular; distinctly.
  • adv. In an especial manner; especially; in a high degree

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a particular manner; with specific or special reference or distinctness; especially.
  • In an especial manner; in a high or great degree: as, to be particularly unfortunate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  • adv. uniquely or characteristically
  • adv. specifically or especially distinguished from others


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

particular +‎ -ly


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  • You said that the olive is an Evergreen: to what plant or shrub is the term particularly applied?

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  • You mean it is a title particularly to those who are ignorant of the beautiful, the good, the just?


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