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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Examples of unalike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 New York City Ballet’s four-week autumn season has fallen into two unalike halves. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "A Farewell and Other Dramas at New York City Ballet," 8 Oct. 2017 Most lovable is its inclusiveness: dancers of different races, of widely unalike temperaments and couture, coexist calmly here, often in exactly the same intricate meter but sometimes in overlapping sequences and facing separate directions. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Review: Fall for Dance’s Eclectic Variations," 3 Oct. 2017

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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 29 May. 2020.

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