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DISSIMILAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissimilar mean? 

DISSIMILAR (adjective)
  The adjective DISSIMILAR has 3 senses:

1. not similar
2. not alike or similar
3. marked by dissimilarity

  Familiarity information: DISSIMILAR used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSIMILAR (adjective)


Sense 1dissimilar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not similar

Context examples:

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

Attribute:

similarity (the quality of being similar)

Antonym:

similar (marked by correspondence or resemblance)


Sense 2dissimilar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not alike or similar

Synonyms:

unalike; dissimilar

Context example:

as unalike as two people could be

Attribute:

alikeness; likeness; similitude (similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things)


Sense 3dissimilar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by dissimilarity

Synonyms:

unlike; dissimilar; different

Context examples:

for twins they are very unlike / people are profoundly different


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