Adjective "especial" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɛˈspɛʃ(ə)l//ɪˈspɛʃ(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Better or greater than usual; special.
  1. 'I value education a great deal - it is one of the great processes of life - but, like other great processes of life, I don't feel any especial reverence for it.'
  2. 'He had taken especial care preparing for this evening and in his heart he knew that he would be escorting this beautiful girl home.'
  3. 'Of the 58 homes, the 18 detached residences are attracting especial attention from buyers looking to upgrade from a three-bed semi to something more spacious and of a higher quality.'
  4. 'When building a house or farm especial care should be taken to place it at the foot of a wooded hill where it is exposed to health-giving winds.'
  5. 'In his essays and prefaces to plays, poems, and translations, he comments about past and present literary practice, writing with especial care about the form and function of drama.'
  6. 'The sections on stage antiquities and on the Athenian constitution are of especial interest to scholars.'
  7. 'The addition of a bit of 21st-century soft porn didn't improve the story or give it any especial depth, to my mind.'
For or belonging chiefly to one person or thing.
  1. 'Each member of the family had his especial duty to perform, his particular bags to oversee.'
  2. 'As a Provost and Judge, it is your especial duty to render justice to all, to hear patiently, remember accurately, and weigh carefully the facts and the arguments offered.'

Definitions

1. special; exceptional; outstanding: of no especial importance; an especial friend.

2. of a particular kind, or peculiar to a particular one; particular: your especial case.

More examples(as adjective)

"interests can be especial."

"cares can be especial."

"significances can be especial."

"importances can be especial."

"attentions can be especial."

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Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin specialis ‘special’, from species (see species).