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generic

Synonyms of generic in English:

adjective

  • 1 a generic classification for similar offenses
    general, common, collective, nonspecific, inclusive, all-encompassing, broad, comprehensive, blanket, umbrella
    [Antonyms] specific
  • 2 generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name ones
    unbranded, nonproprietary, no-name
    [Antonyms] specific
  • Reflections

    generic

    The medically inspired usage of generic is poised to entirely supplant the original meaning of this word, which describes what is characteristic of a class or group of things. But it remains more compelling to use generic to relate to a ‘non-specific feature’ ( the look on his face could best be described as a generic expression of boredom) than to a ‘non-brand-name drug.’
    Alexandra Horowitz
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