What does disparate mean?

Definitions for disparateˈdɪs pər ɪt, dɪˈspær-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disparate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disparate(adj)

    fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

    "such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing"; "disparate ideas"

  2. disparate(adj)

    including markedly dissimilar elements

    "a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers"


  1. disparate(Noun)

    Any of a group of unequal or dissimilar things.

  2. disparate(Adjective)

    Composed of inherently different or distinct elements; incongruous.

    The board of the company was decidedly disparate u2013 no two members from the same social or economic background.

  3. disparate(Adjective)

    Essentially different; of different species, unlike but not opposed in pairs; also, less properly, utterly unlike; incapable of being compared; having no common genus.

  4. Origin: From disparatus, past participle of disparare, from dis- + parare, from par

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disparate(adj)

    unequal; dissimilar; separate

  2. Disparate(adj)

    pertaining to two coordinate species or divisions

  3. Origin: [L. disparatus, p. p. of disparare to part, separate; dis- + parare to make ready, prepare.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disparate

    dis′par-āt, adj. unequal: incapable of being compared.—n. Disparate′ness.—n.pl. Dis′parates, things or characters of different species. [L. disparātusdis, neg., and parāre, make equal.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disparate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disparate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Piazza:

    It's time-consuming to gather all the disparate information together initially, and then it's a laborious process to update it going forward.

  2. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin:

    It is healthy and appropriate that disparate ideas are voiced at this stage, and I am grateful to President Trump for recognizing and encouraging this.

  3. Nur Jazlan:

    These groups are just looking for an umbrella organization and IS is becoming that organization for these disparate and separate groups to get together.

  4. Matt Strawn:

    The good news for Walker is he's demonstrating support across disparate groups of Iowa Republicans, the downside is that means the shots are going to be coming from all sides.

  5. Greg Stanton:

    Because of the unacceptably disparate distribution of polling locations, I respectfully request the U.S. Department of Justice investigate what took place [...] to ensure all voters are treated equally.

Images & Illustrations of disparate

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Translations for disparate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • несъизмерим, несравнимBulgarian
  • disparat, verschieden, ungleich, ungleichartigGerman
  • heterogéneo, variado, disparSpanish
  • toisenlainenFinnish
  • disparateFrench
  • disparatoItalian
  • განსხვავებულიGeorgian
  • несоизмеримый, несравнимыйRussian
  • farklı, kıyaslanmaz, apayrı, bambaşkaTurkish

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