Synonyms of single
1 oneDictionary • A single shot rang out.
one • My one regret is that I never knew my father.
sole • Their sole aim is to enjoy life.
lone • a lone woman motorist
solitary • His evenings were spent in solitary drinking.
only • She was the only applicant for the job.
unique • The area has its own unique language, Catalan.
isolated • The allegations related to an isolated case of cheating.
singular • The pronoun 'you' can be singular or plural.
2 individualDictionary • Every single house had been damaged.
individual • We develop our own individual style of writing.
particular • What particular aspects of the job are you interested in?
separate • We both live our separate lives.
distinct • The book is divided into two distinct parts.
3 unmarriedDictionary • The last I heard she was still single, still out there.
unmarried • a childless unmarried professional woman
free • The government will be free to pursue its economic policies.
unattached • Those who are unattached may find that a potential mate is very close.
on the shelf • I was afraid of getting left on the shelf.
4 separateDictionary • A single room at the hotel costs £36 a night.
individual • waiting for the group to decide rather than making individual decisions
exclusive • We have exclusive use of a 60-foot boat.
undivided • Adults rarely give the television their undivided attention.
6 significantDictionary (formal) • a single failure in a career marked by many sweet moments
significant • It is the first drug that seems to have a significant effect on this disease.
striking • She was a striking woman with long blonde hair.
serious (informal) • I regard this as a serious matter.
famous • England's most famous landscape artist, John Constable
extraordinary • He is an extraordinary musician.
outstanding • an area of outstanding natural beauty
remarkable • He was a remarkable man.
distinguished • a distinguished gentleman
exceptional • His piano playing is exceptional.
memorable • a memorable performance
notable • The most notable architectural feature of the town is its castle.
eminent • an eminent public figure
momentous • the momentous decision to send in the troops
noteworthy • None of these buildings are noteworthy for their architecture.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ single something or someone out
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distinctIf something is distinct from something else of the same type, it is different or separate from it.
• The book is divided into two distinct parts.
distinguishedIf you describe someone as distinguished, you mean that they look very noble and respectable.
• a distinguished gentleman
Thesaurus for single from the Collins English Thesaurus