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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.


  1. unlike

    Unlike is a preposition or conjunction that is used to indicate difference or dissimilarity between two or more entities, individuals, or concepts. It can also mean to contrast or compare one thing with another.

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. Carl Polloi:

    Unlike those who pretend to be immaculate, fallen angels are usually more intriguing because their earthliness is heavenly.

  2. Ganga Sagar Pant:

    Unlike in autocracy, people are more responsible than the leaders in democratic system of governance as leaders reflect their voters' thoughts and actions.

  3. Tim Quinlan:

    Yet unlike in 2008, demand is far from wavering, that has put manufacturers in a better position to pass on costs than see their margins squeezed.

  4. Michael Frazier:

    The biggest point is getting under Trump's skin, we have the means to raise a national campaign unlike any other candidate.

  5. Jay Johnson:

    Unlike oil, I think gas (prices) will stay low in the United States for some time, we're going to have to be able to figure out how to make money at a low gas price.

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