Also found in: Thesaurus.


 (dĭ-vûrs′, dī-, dī′vûrs′)
1. Differing one from another: Members of the same family can have very diverse personalities.
a. Made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements: "Prague ... offers visitors a series of excursions into a rich and diverse past" (Olivier Bernier).
b. Relating to or containing people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds: a diverse workforce; a diverse curriculum.

[Middle English divers, from Old French divers, from Latin dīversus, past participle of dīvertere, to divert; see divert.]

di·verse′ly adv.
di·verse′ness n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.




  1. He [Shakespeare] was as many-sided as clouds are many-formed —Robert G. Ingersoll
  2. (We had come up to the farm for our four summer weeks, and Maine was all before us) as various and new as the flow of the heavy tides —Barry Targan
  3. As various as a Cook’s tour —Delmore Schwartz
  4. As various as a duck-billed platypus —Jean Stafford
  5. Diverse as a smorgasbord table —Anon
  6. Diverse as weather, changeful as the wind —Robert Hillyer
  7. (She) had as many registers as a fine old organ —Vicki Baum
  8. Like a Russian doll nesting ever smaller dolls inside of it, I house an infinity of selves —Daphne Merkin
  9. Multi-faceted like a crystal chandelier —Anon
  10. Varied as the expressions of the human face —George H. Ellwanger With this book as an example, one might add “And as varied as the similes to describe those expressions.”
Similes Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1988 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diverseness - noticeable heterogeneitydiverseness - noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
heterogeneity, heterogeneousness - the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind
biodiversity - the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole); "a high level of biodiversity is desirable"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals:
Biology: polymorphism.
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
تَعَدُّد، تَنَوُّع
margvísleiki, fjölbreytileiki


(daiˈvəːs) adjective
different; of various kinds.
diˈversely adverb
diˈverseness noun
diˈversify (-fai) verb
to make or become varied or different.
diˈversity noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
We inspect these data to empirically evaluate the gender connections that initiate a significant level of diverseness in the mechanism of migrant social capital recruitment (gender may be instrumental in the migrant structures in the process of global adjustability).
Technology is ever changing and the conveyance of the diverseness of introspection is innately a cognitive and active (experience-based) manifestation.
which to consider the complexity and diverseness of Black women's
"Before you see someone's diverseness, no matter what makes them diverse, remember that they're acting.
Kate Chedgzoy, Susanne Greenhalgh, and Robert Shaughnessy, Cambridge, 2007), and Carol Chillington Rutter's Shakespeare and Child's Play: Performing Lost Boys on Stage and Screen (Routledge, 2007) create a composite portrait of these young characters, and Shakespeare's Boys advances this critical conversation by further examining their diverseness and surveying their afterlives in performance history.
A phenomenological image of the human and world incorporates a diverseness of views and situations.

Full browser ?