unalike

adjective
un·​alike | \ ˌən-ə-ˈlīk How to pronounce unalike (audio) \

Definition of unalike

: not alike : dissimilar … the eldest of three sisters who were as unalike and yet as close as fingers on a hand.— Nancy Milford

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Recent Examples on the Web Because no two presidents in the history of the republic are more unalike in character and temperament than this pair. Washington Post, "The case for Jimmy Carter as a ‘consequential’ president," 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, "Seymour Topping, Former Times Journalist and Eyewitness to History, Dies at 98," 8 Nov. 2020 This is not to say that Trump and Jackson are completely unalike. Daniel Gullota, National Review, "Donald Trump Is No Andrew Jackson," 10 Feb. 2020 Mother and daughter couldn’t be more unalike but must navigate their contentious relationship to rebuild their lives. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "5 books not to miss: Author behind 'Schindler's List' returns, 'Story of a Goat'," 8 Dec. 2019 For a brief moment in time, California and Berlin looked not unalike: two nights pulling at the edges of an expanse of light stretched over the earth. Tessa Love, Longreads, "California Burning," 8 Nov. 2019 Diptychs were no longer necessarily divided into unalike images. New York Times, "Growing, Faltering, Changing, Growing: Lessons From Kay WalkingStick," 7 June 2018 The work starts with two male-female duets (Sofiane Sylve with Tiit Helimets, Jahna Frantziskonis with Joseph Warton) that, though unalike, each involves two-way negotiation. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Review: San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival Plunges Into the New," 22 Apr. 2018 The Bertuzzi and Marchand situations are completely unalike. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "A Look at the Possible Consequences of Brad Marchand's Tactic of Licking Opponents," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of unalike

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Unalike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unalike. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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