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disparate

separate, divergent, unlike: disparate objectives of the two groups
Not to be confused with:
desperate – rash, frantic, hopeless, desolate: The situation seemed desperate.
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dis·pa·rate

 (dĭs′pər-ĭt, dĭ-spăr′ĭt)
adj.
1. Fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar: "This mixture of apparently disparate materials—scandal and spiritualism, current events and eternal recurrences—is not promising on the face of it" (Garry Wills).
2. Containing or composed of dissimilar or opposing elements: a disparate group of people who represented a cross section of the city.

[Latin disparātus, past participle of disparāre, to separate : dis-, apart; see dis- + parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

dis′pa·rate·ly adv.
dis′pa·rate·ness n.
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disparate

(ˈdɪspərɪt)
adj
utterly different or distinct in kind
n
(plural) unlike things or people
[C16: from Latin disparāre to divide, from dis-1 + parāre to prepare; also influenced by Latin dispar unequal]
ˈdisparately adv
ˈdisparateness n
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dis•pa•rate

(ˈdɪs pər ɪt, dɪˈspær-)

adj.
distinct in kind; dissimilar.
[1580–90; < Latin disparātus, past participle of disparāre to divide, make different]
dis′pa•rate•ly, adv.
dis′pa•rate•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disparate - fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind; "such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing"; "disparate ideas"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
2.disparate - including markedly dissimilar elements; "a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers"
heterogeneous, heterogenous - consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
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disparate

adjective different, contrasting, unlike, contrary, distinct, diverse, at odds, dissimilar, discordant, at variance, discrepant Scientists are trying to pull together disparate ideas.
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disparate

adjective
Not like another in nature, quality, amount, or form:
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Translations

disparate

[ˈdɪspərɪt] ADJdispar
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disparate

[ˈdɪspərət] adj
(differing from each other) [interests, ideas] → divers(e); [parts, countries, characters] → différent(e); [elements, colours] → disparate
(= diverse) [group, collection] → hétérogène
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disparate

adjungleich, disparat (geh)
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disparate

[ˈdɪspərɪt] adj (frm) → disparato/a
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