adjective dis·sim·i·lar \(ˌ)di(s)-ˈsi-mə-lər, -ˈsim-lər\

: not the same : different or unalike

Full Definition of DISSIMILAR

:  unlike <people with dissimilar backgrounds>
dis·sim·i·lar·i·ty \(ˌ)di(s)-ˌsi-mə-ˈlar-ə-tē\ noun
dis·sim·i·lar·ly \(ˈ)di(s)-ˈsi-mə-lər-lē, -ˈsim-lər-\ adverb

Examples of DISSIMILAR

  1. The two movies are very dissimilar.
  2. The writers have dissimilar backgrounds.
  3. The question is not dissimilar to one asked earlier.

First Known Use of DISSIMILAR

DISSIMILAR Defined for Kids


adjective dis·sim·i·lar \di-ˈsi-mə-lər\

Definition of DISSIMILAR for Kids

:  different 1 <They have dissimilar backgrounds.>


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