dis·​si·​mil·​i·​tude | \ ˌdi(s)-sə-ˈmi-lə-ˌtüd How to pronounce dissimilitude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of dissimilitude

: lack of resemblance

Examples of dissimilitude in a Sentence

there's a real dissimilitude between literature and film, and a critic shouldn't evaluate one in terms of the other
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First Known Use of dissimilitude

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dissimilitude

Middle English, from Latin dissimilitudo, from dissimilis unlike, from dis- + similis like — more at same

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“Dissimilitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissimilitude. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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