- 1Different from; not similar to: they were unlike anything ever seen before a large house not unlike Mr. Shaw’sMore example sentences
- But still the mountain loomed over her and just in some way it was different and unlike anything she had seen.
- For this house was different, unlike any I'd seen.
- I lived there only briefly, but even as a child I knew that the attitude among the city's poor, black population was unlike anything I'd ever experienced.
- 1.1In contrast to; differently from: unlike Helen, he was not superstitiousMore example sentences
- It is performed with contrast agents that are not toxic to the kidneys, unlike conventional contrast arteriographic agents.
- But he said some graduates still preferred working for Levett & Bailey because, unlike many contractors, it had a training programme.
- There is even a legality attached to this aspect of what architects do: unlike a contractor, an architect cannot put a lien against a building if a client does not pay.
- 1.2Uncharacteristic of (someone): he sounded irritable, which was unlike himMore example sentences
- It was, in short, unlike Inzamam's uncharacteristic foray, an entirely typical Jayasuriya innings, ending the day within touching distance of a magnificent century in a session.
- It would not be unlike South Africa, so full of contradictions, to produce such an incongruous solution to the problems in agriculture being felt all around the emerging world.
- Britney Spears will play an interesting role that is unlike herself during her guest appearance on CBS How I Met Your Mother.
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- 1Dissimilar or different from each other: they seemed utterly unlike, despite being twinsMore example sentences
- Squared Euclidean distances were utilized in order to maximize the dissimilarity of unlike clusters.
- 1.1 (unlike to/from) • archaic Not like; different from: he was very unlike to any other manMore example sentences
- Ah! most unlike to what it was when planted by the Author of all good.
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- The word ‘difference’ can be a quality or condition of being different, an instance of unlikeness, a specific point that constitutes a difference, or a distinct mark.
- You mean being and not being, and likeness and unlikeness, and same and different, and one and any other number they have.
- IR theorists have largely failed to follow the English school injunction that history requires ‘the elucidation of the unlikeness between past and present’.
Middle English: perhaps originally an alteration of Old Norse úlíkr; compare with Old English ungelīc 'not of the same kind, not comparable'.
The use of unlike as a conjunction, as in she was behaving unlike she’d ever behaved before , is not considered standard English. It can be avoided by using as with a negative instead: she was behaving as she’d never behaved before .
- 1 (be unliked) Be regarded with distaste or hostility; be unpopular: the article suggests that his character was unliked by manyMore example sentences
- Being a jerk, he would most likely be unliked by his teammates, interrupting how the team itself functioned.
- How you got away with being so unliked for years sure beats me.
- Also, this is the first I've read anywhere about those two having attitude problems and that they are unliked by players.
- 2 [with object] Withdraw one’s liking or approval of (a web page or posting on a social media website that one has previously liked): I cut about 300 of my 400 friends and unliked about 20-30 pagesMore example sentences
- 1 in 3 social media users have stopped following or unliked a company or brand on a social network.
- Facebook users can no longer unlike pages after hiding stories from those pages.
- Why do people unlike you: are you annoying your audience?