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noun as in mentioning

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Last year the Vatican admitted that it had defrocked 848 priests between 2004 and 2013, without specifying where they are from.

This statement is meant to clarify the story of Adam and Eve, specifying their original perfection and subsequent fall into sin.

The simplest is to avoid prefixes altogether, specifying “every other month” or “twice a week” and so forth.

It would be like trying to diet without specifying a target weight.

The agency also quoted him as forecasting further decreases without specifying how much.

Now it is understood that care must be taken in specifying the exact quality and in testing the material supplied.

It leaves everything to be understood without specifying anything; it is vague, jeering, insidious.

And without specifying further, she opened her plaid parasol and stepped out at the porch.

Corporeal reward and punishment was not so regarded, hence the need of specifying it.

I am not sure whether he does not spoil it a little by specifying so minutely the different children and their names.


On this page you'll find 93 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to specifying, such as: descriptive, emblematic, figurative, revealing, allegorical, and clarifying.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.