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dif·fer·ent

 (dĭf′ər-ənt, dĭf′rənt)
adj.
1. Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar: took different approaches to the problem.
2. Distinct or separate: That's a different issue altogether.
3. Various or assorted: interviewed different members of the community.
4. Differing from all others; unusual: a different point of view.
adv.
In a different way or manner; otherwise: "Carol ... didn't know different until Elinor told her" (Ben Brantley).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin differēns, different-, present participle of differre, to differ; see differ.]

dif′fer·ent·ly adv.
dif′fer·ent·ness n.
Usage Note: The phrases different from and different than are both common in British and American English. The British also use the construction different to. Since the 18th century, language critics have singled out different than as incorrect when used before nouns and noun phrases, though it is well attested in the works of reputable writers. Traditionally, from is used when the comparison is between two persons or things: My book is different from [not than] yours. Note that noun phrases, including ones that have clauses in them, also fall into this category: The campus is different from the way it was the last time you were here. The Usage Panel is divided on the acceptability of different than with nouns and noun phrases, with a majority finding several of these constructions unacceptable. In our 2004 survey, 57 percent rejected the use of different than with a gerund in the sentence Caring for children with disabilities in a regular child-care setting is not new and, in many cases, is not particularly different than caring for other children. Roughly the same percentage (55) disapproved of the construction with a noun phrase containing a clause in The new kid felt that the coach's treatment of him was different than that of the other players who were on the team last year. Some 60 percent rejected the sentence New York seemed very different than Rome, where they'd been on good terms. There should be no complaint, however, when the object of comparison is expressed by a full clause: The campus is different than it was twenty years ago.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.differently - in another and different manner; "very soon you will know differently"; "she thought otherwise"; "there is no way out other than the fire escape";

differently

adverb dissimilarly, otherwise, in another way, in contrary fashion He thinks differently from normal people.
dissimilarly similarly, in the same way, likewise, comparably, in like manner
Translations
drugače

differently

[ˈdɪfrəntlɪ] ADVde modo distinto
she wanted to do things differentlyquería hacer las cosas de otro modo or de modo distinto

differently

[ˈdɪfrəntli] adv [behave, feel, treat, react] → différemment
to think differently (= have a different opinion) → penser différemment

differently

advanders (from als); (from one another) → unterschiedlich; I was never treated differently from the menich wurde nie anders als die Männer behandelt; we all react differently to stresswir reagieren alle anders or unterschiedlich auf Stress; differently priced seating areasunterschiedlich teure Sitzbereiche; differently priced booksBücher mit unterschiedlichen Preisen

differently

[ˈdɪfrntlɪ] advin modo diverso or differente
she thinks quite differently now → la pensa diversamente adesso
References in classic literature ?
His sanguine temper, and fearlessness of mind, operated very differently on her.
And this question always excited another question in him--whether they felt differently, did their loving and marrying differently, these Vronskys and Oblonskys.
Plainly the letter had come by the laboratory door; possibly, indeed, it had been written in the cabinet; and if that were so, it must be differently judged, and handled with the more caution.
And of course he knows himself that he is doing himself no sort of good with his moans; he knows better than anyone that he is only lacerating and harassing himself and others for nothing; he knows that even the audience before whom he is making his efforts, and his whole family, listen to him with loathing, do not put a ha'porth of faith in him, and inwardly understand that he might moan differently, more simply, without trills and flourishes, and that he is only amusing himself like that from ill-humour, from malignancy.
Indeed, I was not only so changed in the course of nature, but so differently dressed and so differently circumstanced, that it was not at all likely he could have known me without accidental help.
She did not see distinctly where she was going, the trees and the landscape appearing only as masses of green and blue, with an occasional space of differently coloured sky.
You think because you are a great prince and a prince of a friendly nation that the law will treat you differently.
But is not the moon habitable for creatures differently organized from ourselves?
I am certain that your heart thinks very differently.
But then it should be said in justice to the stranger that the PERSONNEL was himself of a too convivial disposition fairly to judge one differently gifted, and had, moreover, experienced a slight rebuff in an effort at an "interview.
Thou forcest many to think differently about thee; that, charge they heavily to thine account.
The entire number of the Indians, within the Union, is differently computed, at between one and three hundred thousand souls.