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diversity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of diversity

  1. 1 the quality or state of being composed of many different elements or types <the diversity of plant life on that tropical island is staggering> Synonyms assortment, diverseness, variety, heterogeneity, heterogeneousness, manifoldness, miscellaneousness, multifariousness, multiplicity, variousnessRelated Words disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, otherness, unlikenessNear Antonyms homogeneity, homogeneousness, likeness, sameness, similarity; fewness, paucity

  2. 2 the quality or state of being different <there's considerable diversity in the platforms for the two major parties> Synonyms contrast, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distance, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, diverseness, difference, otherness, unlikenessRelated Words deviance, divergence; differentiability, discriminability, distinguishability; change, modification, variation; conflict, discord, discordance, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, disunity, friction, strife; variability, variance; anomalousness, dichotomy, incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, nonconformity; disproportion, imbalance, inequality, nonequivalenceNear Antonyms identicalness, identity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondence, parallelism, similitude; equality, equivalence, equivalency; homogeneity, homogeneousness, uniformityAntonyms alikeness, analogousness, analogy, community, likeness, resemblance, sameness, similarity





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