What is the opposite of specific?

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Adjective
(general) Opposite of clearly defined or identified
“This room has no specific purpose and is just for general use.”
Adjective
(broad) Opposite of clearly defined or identified
“He has a broad range of skills which will be beneficial to our company.”
Adjective
(unspecified) Opposite of clearly defined or identified
“The details and requirements of the project are unspecified at this stage.”
Adjective
(of statements or instructions) Opposite of precise and clear
“He's a good worker, but he will not understand what needs to be done if you give him vague instructions.”
Adjective
(of statements or instructions) Opposite of precise and clear
“He was beating around the bush and making implicit statements while expecting me to understand what he really meant.”
Adjective
Opposite of uniquely connected with someone or something
“This common gene is generic for a wide range of species.”
Adjective
Opposite of limited in size, amount or extent
Adjective
Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
Adjective
Opposite of having many details
“This is a fragment of real history mixed up with a vague account of a real island.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to a single person or thing
“If you find yourself a partner of a similar height and build to yourself, you are effectively doubling your collective wardrobes.”
Adjective
Opposite of a characteristic particular to something
“The rituals engaged by these villagers are prevalent throughout the region.”
Adjective
Opposite of distinctive or distinguishing of a particular person, place, or thing
Adjective
Opposite of physically separate
“Many of the woods have identical growth rings, suggesting that the climate was only weakly seasonal, and probably warm temperate to subtropical.”
Adjective
Opposite of easy to understand
“It is a complicated problem that will require a bit of mulling over.”
Adjective
Opposite of specifically identified to the exclusion of anything else
“My five-in-one pressure cooker enables me to cook in multiple ways.”
Adjective
Opposite of in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“Both involved persons in authority who used half-truths and recklessly false statements to manipulate people who trusted them.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of stating something in a direct and unambiguous manner
“The film makes an implicit statement about our schizophrenic, debt-driven economy.”
Adjective
Opposite of accurate
Adjective
Opposite of honest or frank in nature
“While her response was quite cut-and-dried, some fans are still speculating the star is hiding her love life as evidenced by her indirect response to who her crush was.”
Noun
(usually used in plural form "specifics") Opposite of a distinguishing piece of information
“At this stage, I can only provide a statement of generality for this case.”
Noun
Opposite of a medicine or drug, especially a cathartic or purgative
Noun
Opposite of a pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product
Noun
Opposite of a distinctive or characteristic feature
Noun
Opposite of an individual fact or item
“My intention is to encourage the reader to focus on the entirety of the text and to open up the reader's reflection on the dialogue.”
Noun
Opposite of a small individual part of something larger
“His sentence isn't necessarily a precedent for the generality of other cases of corruption.”
Noun
Opposite of a drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease
“The legislature enacted a law making it a misdemeanor for anyone to use a poison to kill fish from lakes, ponds, or waterways in Arkansas.”
Noun
Opposite of a fine or subtle detail or distinction
Noun
Opposite of a distinguishing quality or attribute
Noun
Opposite of an identifying characteristic, habit or trend
Noun
Opposite of a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something
“A disturbing nonfeature of many schools in this country is toilets.”
Noun
Opposite of a characteristic that is distinctive of a particular person, thing or place
“Still, for all our differences, country folk and city slickers possess one commonality.”
Determiner
Opposite of separate or respective
“We must focus our attention to reach higher echelons by working hard with a joint effort.”
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