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 (dĭs′ə-mĭl′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.

[Middle English, from Latin dissimilitūdō, from dissimilis, different : dis-, dis- + similis, like; see similar.]


1. dissimilarity; difference
2. a point of difference


(ˌdɪs sɪˈmɪl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

1. unlikeness; difference; dissimilarity.
2. a point of difference; dissimilarity.
[1525–35; < Latin dissimilitūdō=dis- dis-1 + similitūdō similitude]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissimilitude - dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likenessdissimilitude - dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness
dissimilarity, unsimilarity - the quality of being dissimilar
alikeness, likeness, similitude - similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"


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