1 certain, specific, special, peculiar, singular, single, isolated, individual, distinct, discrete, separate, definite, precise, express:
These are not his particular sentiments but those of thousands of his followers. In this particular instance your theory does not apply
2 marked, special, especial, exceptional, remarkable, noteworthy, notable, outstanding, unusual:
The commendation is for her particular contribution to the treatment of nervous disorders. Vintage port is a particular favourite of mine
3 detailed, itemized, item-by-item, thorough, minute, precise, exact, exacting, painstaking, nice, rigorous, close, blow-by-blow:
The inscriptions reveal the particular care taken in keeping daily records
4 fussy, meticulous, finicky, finical, fastidious, discriminating, selective, demanding, hypercritical, critical, Colloq pernickety or US also persnickety, choosy, picky:
Daphne is very particular about whom she invites to dinner.
5 Usually, particulars. detail, minutia, fine point, item, specific, element, fact, circumstance, information:
The particulars may never be revealed, but we know in general what took place that fateful night
6 in particular. particularly, specifically, precisely, exactly, especially, specially; particular, specific, special, definite:
I told mother that I was just going out, not anywhere in particular.