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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlike, dissimilar, differentadjective

    marked by dissimilarity

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

  2. unlikeadjective

    not equal in amount

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unlikeadjective

    Where cases are so unlike as theirs and ours, I see not how that which they did, should induce, much less inforce us to the same practice. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    So the twins humours, in our Terence, are
    Unlike; this harsh and rude, that smooth and fair. John Denham.

    Unlike the niceness of our modern dames;
    Affected nymphs, with new affected names. Dryden.

    Our ideas, whilst we are awake, succeed one another, not much unlike the images in the inside of a lanthorn. John Locke.

    Some she disgrac’d, and some with honours crown’d;
    Unlike successes equal merits found. Alexander Pope.

    Make not impossible that which but seems unlike. William Shakespeare.

    What befel the empire of Almaigne were not unlike to befal to Spain, if it should break. Francis Bacon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlikeadjective

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

  2. Unlikeadjective

    not likely; improbable; unlikely

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unlike

    un-līk′, adj. not like or similar: having no resemblance.—adv. in another manner to.—ns. Unlike′lihood, Unlike′liness, improbability.—adj. Unlike′ly, not likely: improbable: likely to fail.—adv. in an unlikely manner, improbably.—n. Unlike′ness, want of resemblance.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Unlike in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Unlike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Unlike in a Sentence

  1. Conrad Nowak:

    Believe me, if there was anything to this Ukraine red herring, we would’ve heard about it a long time ago, chalupa was nothing more than an individual involved in ethnic relations, not unlike countless other ethnic and heritage communities throughout the United States.

  2. Clare Booth Luce:

    Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but, unlike charity, it should end there.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    I know that I can play this golf course, i've had some success here. This is unlike any other golf tournament. The golf course is special.

  4. Joaquin Castro:

    That is a bond unlike any other bond.

  5. Samantha Zager:

    Latino voters know that unlike Joe Biden, whose only accomplishment in 47 years in office has been to enrich himself and his family, when President Trump makes a promise, he will deliver.

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    • A. adventure
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