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dissimilar

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
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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

1599
DISSIMILARITY Defined for Kids

dissimilar

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

Definition of DISSIMILAR for Kids

:  different 1 <They have dissimilar backgrounds.>

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