un·​alike ˌən-ə-ˈlīk How to pronounce unalike (audio)
: not alike : dissimilar
… the eldest of three sisters who were as unalike and yet as close as fingers on a hand.Nancy Milford

Examples of unalike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How could Eris and Pluto look so similar in size and exterior composition yet be totally unalike on the inside? Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2010 Their personalities were fundamentally unalike, in ways that could scratch like sandpaper. Holland Cotter, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023 In one of the sequences that takes place early on in the Darling family’s London flat, before the kids take off for Neverland, a comment is made about how very unalike the children’s mother and nanny are. Chris Willman, Variety, 22 Aug. 2023 The delineated settings, captured with the intimate grain of 16 mm, couldn’t be more unalike in energy: the verdant serenity of a Black Forest village and the neon-and-steel bustle of a city-state in the grip of historic protests. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2022 Through these seemingly unalike professions, Pritchard learned the same lesson — life is very fragile. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 4 Dec. 2022 Because no two presidents in the history of the republic are more unalike in character and temperament than this pair. Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2020 While the two were as unalike as night and day, Mr. Topping was Mr. Rosenthal’s handpicked alter-ego, as tough as the boss, but with none of his rough edges. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2020 This is not to say that Trump and Jackson are completely unalike. Daniel Gullota, National Review, 10 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unalike was in 1817

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“Unalike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unalike. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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