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similarity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of similarity

  1. 1 the quality or state of having many qualities in common the similarity between the two essays is too great to be coincidental—one author virtually copied the other Synonyms of similarity alikeness, community, comparability, correspondence, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similitude Words Related to similarity semblance; affinity, analogousness; equation, equivalence, equivalency, par, parity; identicalness, identity, sameness; correlation, relationship; exchangeability, interchangeability; accordance, agreement, compatibility, conformity, congruity Near Antonyms of similarity inequality; conflict, polarity; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, nonconformity; differentiability, discriminability, distinguishability; anomalousness, dichotomy; disproportion, imbalance, inequality, nonequivalence Antonyms of similarity difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinctiveness, distinctness, unlikeness

  2. 2 a point which two or more things share in common the only similarity between this project and the last one is that both will involve some lab work Synonyms of similarity commonality, common denominator, congruity, correspondence, parallel, resemblance, similitude Words Related to similarity counterpart, equal, equivalent; analogy; homology Near Antonyms of similarity difference, discrepancy; deviance, divergence, incongruence, incongruity; change, modification, variation Antonyms of similarity dissimilarity

Synonym Discussion of similarity

likeness, similarity, resemblance, similitude, analogy mean agreement or correspondence in details. likeness implies a closer correspondence than similarity which often implies that things are merely somewhat alike.
    • a remarkable likeness to his late father
    • some similarity between the two cases
resemblance implies similarity chiefly in appearance or external qualities.
    • statements that bear little resemblance to the truth
similitude applies chiefly to correspondence between abstractions.
    • two schools of social thought showing points of similitude
analogy implies likeness or parallelism in relations rather than in appearance or qualities.
    • pointed out analogies to past wars


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