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
References in classic literature ?
Hawkeye was not long in assuming his borrowed garments; and when his restless eyes were hid behind the glasses, and his head was surmounted by the triangular beaver, as their statures were not dissimilar, he might readily have passed for the singer, by starlight.
Let us now note what is least dissimilar in these heads -- namely, the two most important organs, the eye and the ear.
It was necessary to the happiness of both; for however dissimilar in temper and outward behaviour, they strongly resembled each other in that total want of talent and taste which confined their employments, unconnected with such as society produced, within a very narrow compass.
The new face, too, was like a new picture introduced to the gallery of memory; and it was dissimilar to all the others hanging there: firstly, because it was masculine; and, secondly, because it was dark, strong, and stern.
Heathcliff may have entirely dissimilar reasons for keeping his hand out of the way when he meets a would-be acquaintance, to those which actuate me.
Why did you who read this, commit that not dissimilar inconsistency of your own, last year, last month, last week?
There are even dissimilar views among the States as to the general principle of discharging the public debt.
These examples, which are nearly as dissimilar to each other as to a genuine republic, show the extreme inaccuracy with which the term has been used in political disquisitions.
At the end of that time the child has, in all probability, added one more to the tombstones that crowd the Neo-Therapeutic Cemetery; but on rare occasions a glad procession bears back the little one to his exultant parents, no longer a Polygon, but a Circle, at least by courtesy: and a single instance of so blessed a result induces multitudes of Polygonal parents to submit to similar domestic sacrifices, which have a dissimilar issue.
The medium of exchange upon Mars is not dissimilar from our own except that the coins are oval.
It is for this reason that a quietism is to be found in Chinese poetry ill appealing to the unrest of our day, and as dissimilar to our ideals of existence as the life of the planets is to that of the dark bodies whirling aimlessly through space.
In this case, however, although the occasion of the entertainment was similar, the company was strikingly dissimilar.