Definition of dissimilar in English:

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dissimilar

Pronunciation: /ˌdi(s)ˈsimilər/

adjective

Not alike; different: a collection of dissimilar nations lacking overall homogeneity the pleasures of the romance novel are not dissimilar from those of the chocolate bar
More example sentences
  • One pair was even found to be as dissimilar as prints from different people.
  • It would be hard to think of two European nations more dissimilar, historically, than the Italians and the Scots.
  • Different geographical areas connect to the debates on globalisation in dissimilar ways.
Synonyms
different, differing, unalike, variant, varying, diverse, divergent, heterogeneous, disparate, unrelated, distinct, contrasting
literary divers

Derivatives

dissimilarly

adverb
Example sentences
  • Not dissimilarly, this mechanical device has revolutionized, no pun intended, the experience of dining out.
  • Football clubs used a brace of strikers not dissimilarly.
  • A junction between dissimilarly doped semiconductor layers sets up a potential barrier in the cell, which separates the light-generated charge carriers.

Origin

Late 16th century: from dis- (expressing reversal) + similar, on the pattern of Latin dissimilis, French dissimilaire.

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Syllabification: dis·sim·i·lar

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