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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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References in classic literature ?
But the little ould Frinchman he niver beginned to suspict me at all at all, and disperate hard it was he made the love to her leddyship.
Another inhabitant of the 90s population that Gioventu cannibale portrays is the punk musician Nicolas, who has found in commercials something "authentic" he can believe in: "[...] ci credo nella pubblicita e nel mondo di sogno che promette: solo li si possono vedere casalinghe con fisici da fotomodelle, invece che chiattone baffute, sempre disperate per il figlio tossico o anche contadini lindi e sorridenti, felicissimi di rompersi il culo nei campi" (85).
" (Romagna, in Pascoli 1997a: 25-27) o, piu avanti nel 1948, nei Santi contadini di Matera (51) dietro le disperate campane che non parlano piu il linguaggio translinguistico della sera: "E che strazio nell'aria le campane / che ci pungono d'aghi il nostro cuore!
Rotating night shift work and disperate hypertension risk in African-Americans.
Non vogliamo che i nostri figlioli vadano ad ammazzare i figliuoli d'altre madri disperate od a farsi ammazzare da loro, per il capriccio di chicchessia!
Hectic business lives, disperate locations and diverse practice areas can make it difficult for lawyers to tap into the greater corporate knowledge base.
The overhaul of archaic and disperate IT systems with a more centralised system has similarly cut costs.
This phenomena has received very limited attention in the literature in recent years and the research has for the most part relied on disperate aspects of portfolio theory to explain the incentives for foreign investment in the real estate market.
Intentia acestei Declaratii este sa sprijine si sa dezvolte doctrina fundamentala ca cercetarea stiintifica trebuie sa fie libera de influenta ascunsa si fatis represiva a directivelor birocratice, politice, religioase, pecuniare si, de asemenea, creatia stiintifica este un drept al omului, nu mai mic decat alte drepturi similare si sperante disperate care sunt promulgate in acorduri si legi internationale.