Definitions for unlikeʌnˈlaɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•likeʌnˈlaɪk(adj.)

  1. different, dissimilar, or unequal; not alike:

    They gave unlike accounts of the incident.

  2. (prep.)dissimilar to; different from:

    She is unlike my sister in many ways.

  3. not typical or characteristic of.

Origin of unlike:

1150–1200

un•like′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlike, dissimilar, different(adj)

    marked by dissimilarity

    "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"

  2. unlike(adj)

    not equal in amount

    "they distributed unlike (or unequal) sums to the various charities"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unlike(preposition)ʌnˈlaɪk

    not similar to; = different from

    The hotel was unlike any hotel I've ever seen.

  2. unlikeʌnˈlaɪk

    not typical of

    It's very unlike her to be late.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlike(adj)

    not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance; as, the cases are unlike

  2. Unlike(adj)

    not likely; improbable; unlikely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unlike' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2502


Translations for unlike

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

unlike(adjective)

different (from)

I never saw twins who were so unlike (each other); Unlike poles of a magnet attract each other.

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