(something/anything) in particular

"In particular" means "specifically" or "especially". If you want "something in particular", it means that there's one specific thing that you want.

So, for example, if you're talking about food, there's a difference between these sentences:

I don't want anything.

I don't want anything in particular.

The first means that you're not hungry. The second one means that you don't have one specific kind of food that you want.

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