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Literally speaking “unspecific” is the opposite of “specific”, though I don’t think it fits my intended use well.

Math is an abstract concept. There is nothing physical about math. Though it is very abstract, it is still very specific in the sense that everything is very well defined. What word could be used to describe something that is the opposite of the specificity math has? I’m looking for words similar to “open ended” or “loosey-goosey”.

Another example would be how politicians tend to talk in vague terms without specifics.

General

This would be like:

“Politicians tend to talk in general terms without specifics.”

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  • You used the word vague yourself, that’s a good start.

    The usual opposite of specific is non-specific. Inspecific or unspecific can be read to suggest some specification that’s incomplete. Non-specific suggests a lack of intention towards any specificity.

    Other words you could use are ethereal, fuzzy, rough or loose.

    You could use ‘random’ as an antonym.

    In terms of programming, when we aren’t working with something that has been specified, we are usually working with something generic or abstract.
    so those two words are also an option, i guess.

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    Some common synonyms of specific are especial, individual, particular, and special. While all these words mean “of or relating to one thing or class,” specific implies a quality or character distinguishing a kind or a species.

    children with specific nutritional needs

    The words especial and specific can be used in similar contexts, but especial may add implications of preeminence or preference.

    a matter of especial importance

    While the synonyms individual and specific are close in meaning, individual implies unequivocal reference to one of a class or group.

    valued each individual opinion

    The synonyms particular and specific are sometimes interchangeable, but particular stresses the distinctness of something as an individual.

    a ballet step of particular difficulty

    In some situations, the words special and specific are roughly equivalent. However, special stresses having a quality, character, identity, or use of its own.

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    unspecialized


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    nonspeaking


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    specificadjective

    Antonyms:pandemic, generic, general, nonspecific, all-purpose, widespread, broad, universal, general-purpose, unspecific, gross, overallopposite of specific

    specificnoun

    Antonyms:all-purpose, generic, overall, gross, widespread, broad, unspecific, general, pandemic, universal, general-purpose, nonspecific

    specificnoun

    explicit or definite

  • the big dipper is part of which constellation
  • Antonyms:broad, widespread, general, gross, nonspecific, unspecific, all-purpose, universal, general-purpose, generic, pandemic, overall

    specificnoun

    of, or relating to a species

    Antonyms:gross, general, pandemic, all-purpose, widespread, unspecific, broad, universal, general-purpose, generic, nonspecific, overall

    specificnoun

    pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species

    Antonyms:broad, overall, pandemic, general, general-purpose, all-purpose, nonspecific, unspecific, generic, widespread, universal, gross

    specificadjective

    special, distinctive or unique

    Antonyms:overall, all-purpose, general-purpose, gross, nonspecific, universal, widespread, generic, pandemic, general, broad, unspecific

    specificadjective

    Antonyms:overall, general-purpose, nonspecific, unspecific, pandemic, widespread, general, gross, generic, all-purpose, universal, broad

    specificadjective

    Antonyms:generic, universal, general, all-purpose, pandemic, general-purpose, widespread, unspecific, broad, gross, nonspecific, overall

    specificadjective

    Antonyms:nonspecific, all-purpose, generic, widespread, broad, universal, gross, pandemic, general-purpose, overall, unspecific, general

    specificadjective

    opposite of specific

    Antonyms:nonspecific, widespread, pandemic, universal, overall, general-purpose, generic, all-purpose, unspecific, general, broad, gross

    specificadjective

    Antonyms:unspecific, generic, general, all-purpose, universal, widespread, nonspecific, overall, broad, pandemic, gross, general-purpose

    particular, specificnoun

    a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

    “he always reasons from the particular to the general”

    Antonyms:general, unspecified, gross, general-purpose, nonspecific, widespread, all-purpose, universal, generic, unspecific, pandemic, broad, overall

    Synonyms:particular proposition, item, particular, detail

    specificadjective

    a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease

    “quinine is a specific for malaria”

    Antonyms:general, universal, overall, gross, generic, nonspecific, pandemic, broad, all-purpose, widespread, general-purpose, unspecified, unspecific

    Synonyms:particular

    specificadjective

    (sometimes followed by `to’) applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

    “rules with specific application”; “demands specific to the job”; “a specific and detailed account of the accident”

    Antonyms:general, widespread, pandemic, generic, gross, nonspecific, general-purpose, overall, broad, universal, all-purpose, unspecific, unspecified

    specificadjective

    stated explicitly or in detail

    “needed a specific amount”

    Antonyms:general, nonspecific, all-purpose, universal, unspecific, widespread, unspecified, pandemic, overall, generic, gross, general-purpose, broad

    specificadjective

    relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species

    “specific characters”

    Antonyms:general, unspecific, universal, nonspecific, widespread, all-purpose, generic, gross, pandemic, general-purpose, unspecified, overall, broad

    specificadjective

    being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides

    “quinine is highly specific for malaria”; “a specific remedy”; “a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements”

    Antonyms:general, pandemic, nonspecific, generic, unspecific, overall, gross, widespread, all-purpose, general-purpose, universal, unspecified, broad

    specificadjective

    Synonyms:definite, precise, specified, characteristic, particular, special

    Robert Contee:

    Specifically, with our shrinking workforce, we cannot afford to dedicate officers to individual blocks or corners on fixed posts, this does not mean that we’re going to be ignoring areas that are the most susceptible to violence. Quite the opposite, strong evidence based research shows a greater impact when officers spend an average of 10 to 15 minutes every two hours in a specific area versus being assigned to a particular location, corner or block continuously.

    Chris Souk:

    I am a guy motivated by doing the job right, if it’s not right, we fix it. That’s just good customer service. The other thing we do is give customers specific times that we’ll show up. Other cleaners give a time frame that can be half a day or more.

    Tim Holan:

    Crude oil is easier, there is a specific infrastructure built for oil with the idea that there would be repeat business. With the circus, there’s always one-off moves and unpredictability.

    The PMDB:

    Bridge to the Future it’s a very general document. If you are too specific, it will be interpreted as reducing benefits, which is politically sensitive.

    President Jovenel Moise:

    We have asked friendly countries for specific support to support the police, for the capacity to fight these bandits and get out of public life, so that the economy can pick up, so that our children can go about their business on a regular basis, everyone who is involved with the gangs, whether politicians, businessmen or other citizens, are bandits themselves and must have the same fate as the bandits.

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