Especial meaning

ĭ-spĕsh'əl
Of special importance or significance; exceptional.

An occasion of especial joy.

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Relating to or directed toward a particular person, group, or purpose.

Called his father with especial birthday wishes; gave especial attention to the decorations.

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Peculiar to the individual; characteristic.

She has an especial fondness for mushrooms.

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Special; particular; outstanding; exceptional.
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Origin of especial

Middle English, via Old French, from Latin specialis, from species (“appearance, form, beauty”), from specere (“to look”). Related to English special and species.