• WordNet 3.6
    • adj particularistic relating to particularism (exclusive interest in one group or class or sect etc.) "a particularistic-seeming statement"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • particularistic Characterized by or partaking of particularism, in any of its senses; concerning or restricted to a particular race, community, body of persons, etc., as distinguished from general or universal; specifically, seeking to promote or favoring the interests of a particular member of a political confederation, as opposed to the interest of the whole; relating to the recent German particularists.
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In literature:

But a particularist among surgeons would have found much to disapprove of in this room.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign" by Robert Valentine Dolbey
Bismarck was a Junker, a Prussian rustic, monarchist, particularist, agrarian and militarist.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
The particularist commune developed from the estate which was self-sufficient, isolated, and independent.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
All are particularistic and irreconcilable; all are organized on the basis of local, racial, or religious interests.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Tyler was a Southerner and an extreme Particularist.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Neither the Spaniards nor the Austrians had succeeded in uprooting particularist tendencies.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
Turner was more of a specialist and particularist, and his style is not very estimable.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
At this Conference, or rather in the special train on the way to it, the particularist opposition declared itself.
"The New Germany" by George Young
Crawford was considered as rather more particularistic, especially in his views on the question of internal improvements.
"The Middle Period 1817-1858" by John William Burgess
The anti-Orange particularist party, which had just suffered decisive defeat, now lifted up its head again.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
Without the State, the particularistic, private side of man's nature would have free sway to express itself.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts

In news:

" Gelber told me he considers Kafka 's animal stories to participate in a Zionist discourse, from which " Kafka removes the particularist markers, erases the particularist traces.
" (This lack of "particularist markers" makes Kafka particularly susceptible to different ...