dissimilar


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dis·sim·i·lar

 (dĭ-sĭm′ə-lər)
adj.
Unlike; different.

dis·sim′i·lar·ly adv.

dissimilar

(dɪˈsɪmɪlə)
adj
not alike; not similar; different
disˈsimilarly adv

dis•sim•i•lar

(dɪˈsɪm ə lər, dɪsˈsɪm-)

adj.
not similar; unlike; different.
[1615–25]
dis•sim′i•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissimilar - not similar; "a group of very dissimilar people"; "a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm"; "their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own"; "took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem"
similar - marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
2.dissimilar - not alike or similardissimilar - not alike or similar; "as unalike as two people could be"
3.dissimilar - marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"

dissimilar

dissimilar

adjective
Not like another in nature, quality, amount, or form:
Translations
غَيْر مُتَشابِه، مُغايِر
nepodobnýrůzný
forskelliguensartet
különbözõ vkitõl
ólíkur
nepanašumasnepanašus
atšķirīgsnevienāds

dissimilar

[ˈdɪˈsɪmɪləʳ] ADJdistinto, diferente (to de)

dissimilar

[dɪˈsɪmɪr] adjdissemblable, différent(e)
dissimilar to sth → dissemblable à qch, différent(e) de qch
to be not dissimilar to sth → ne pas être sans rappeler qch

dissimilar

adjunterschiedlich, verschieden (to von); two thingsverschieden; not dissimilar (to somebody/something)(jdm/einer Sache) nicht ungleich or (in appearance) → nicht unähnlich

dissimilar

[ˈdɪˈsɪmɪləʳ] adj dissimilar (to)dissimile (da), diverso/a (da)
two very dissimilar cases → due casi molto diversi tra loro

dissimilar

(diˈsimilə) adjective
unlike or unalike. The two cases are not dissimilar; The sisters have very dissimilar characters.
disˌsimiˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun
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