dissimilar

adjective dis·sim·i·lar \ (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsi-mə-lər , -ˈsim-lər \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of dissimilar

: unlike
  • people with dissimilar backgrounds

dissimilarity

play \(ˌ)di(s)-ˌsi-mə-ˈler-ə-tē\ noun

dissimilarly

play \(ˈ)di(s)-ˈsi-mə-lər-lē, -ˈsim-lər-\ adverb

Examples of dissimilar in a Sentence

  1. The two movies are very dissimilar.

  2. The writers have dissimilar backgrounds.

  3. The question is not dissimilar to one asked earlier.

Recent Examples of dissimilar from the Web

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First Known Use of dissimilar

1599



DISSIMILAR Defined for English Language Learners

dissimilar

adjective

Definition of dissimilar for English Language Learners

  • : not the same : different or unalike


DISSIMILAR Defined for Kids

dissimilar

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

Definition of dissimilar for Students

: different 1 They have dissimilar backgrounds.


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