Definition of dissimilitude in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsɪˈmɪlɪtjuːd/


[mass noun] formal
Dissimilarity or diversity.
Example sentences
  • Now there is a compelling formulation of the principle of Anglican comprehensiveness - ‘manifold and yet harmonious dissimilitude’!
  • The worlds which we see - with all their properties of immensity, resemblance, and dissimilitude - result from the endless multiplicity of falling atoms.
  • The dissimilitude is so striking, that the utmost you can here pretend to is a guess, a conjecture, a presumption concerning a similar cause; and how that pretension will be received in the world, I leave you to consider.


Late Middle English: from Latin dissimilitudo, from dissimilis 'unlike', from dis- (expressing reversal) + similis 'like, similar'.

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