Another Word For Unique
There is no arguing the power of a single word. Words can have emotion behind them and the use of anyone of them can create the entire tone of a single sentence. That being said, it can sometimes be difficult knowing just the right words to use, in order to capture that perfect essence. For example; let’s take the word ‘unique.’ It’s a lovely word, but there are many synonyms for it that can be used in its place, that capture different feeling.
It is easy to find the synonym to just about any word. The easiest way is by looking through a thesaurus. You can buy a thesaurus, or you can go online to visualthesaurus.com and find map of synonyms there:
And lastly, if you are writing on programs like Microsoft Word or Libre Office, you can right-click on the specific word, scroll down to option of synonyms, and then you’ll get a couple of good alternative words that you can use. It’s really easy.
So, the definition of the word ‘unique’ is – being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else. So, for example, if your grandmother made you a special quilt, you would say that it was unique.
It wouldn’t have been manufactured and produced in masses. You wouldn’t find it on shelves at a store. There would only be that one, in all of existence. It would be unique and one of a kind. As previously mentioned, it is a beautiful word, but let’s get into some of its synonyms now and see what other words have the same meaning.
The word ‘distinctive’ is another great word for unique. Distinctive means – something that stands out above the rest. For example, you could say that juniper berries give gin its distinctive flavor.
It is a lot different than other kinds of drinks and the berries play a big part in making the drink unique.
Another great synonym for unique is ‘special.’ Special means – better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual. Imagine you have a jewelry box full of your favorite jewelry pieces. But one of them is more special than the others. Perhaps it was given to you by someone you love very much. Maybe there is a meaning behind it that no other piece of jewelry has. You could say that the piece of jewelry is special. It stands out from the rest and has a uniqueness to it that the other jewelry pieces don’t have.
‘idiosyncratic’ is another great word for unique. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but this word can come in handy when you’re trying to sound professional or informative.
Idiosyncratic means – peculiar or individual. It is very similar to unique, but you’d word it differently. Let’s think of an example. Let’s imagine this girl who had a talent that was unlike anything you’ve ever seen. She was obviously unique and different. You could say, she emerged as one of the great, idiosyncratic talents of the nineties.
There are so many different ways that you can use words and create different feelings. Don’t be afraid to use your thesaurus and explore as many synonyms as you can. One word really can change the whole style and feel of your writing.