What does dissimilar mean?

Definitions for dissimilar
dɪˈsɪm ə lər, dɪsˈsɪm-dis·sim·i·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissimilar(adj)

    not similar

    "a group of very dissimilar people"; "a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm"; "their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own"; "took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem"

  2. unalike, dissimilar(adj)

    not alike or similar

    "as unalike as two people could be"

  3. unlike, dissimilar, different(adj)

    marked by dissimilarity

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


  1. dissimilar(Adjective)

    Not similar; unlike; different

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissimilar(adj)

    not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features

  2. Origin: [Pref. dis- + similar: cf. F. dissimilaire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dissimilar

    dis-sim′i-lar, adj. not similar: unlike in any respect: of different sorts.—ns. Dissimilar′ity, Dissimil′itude, unlikeness: want of resemblance.—adv. Dissim′ilarly.—ns. Dissimilā′tion, the act of rendering dissimilar; Dissim′ile, the opposite of a simile, a comparison by contrast.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissimilar in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissimilar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dissimilar in a Sentence

  1. George Eliot:

    A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.

  2. Erik Gordon:

    You have to get dissimilar components like frames, transmissions, seating, brake and sensor systems to fit and work together.

  3. Michelle Cohen-Metzger:

    My client's back was turned and the officer drove right into him, it isn't that dissimilar to a police officer shooting a fleeing suspect in the back.

  4. Lee Foster:

    ( It's) not too dissimilar we've seen from Russia about 4-5 years ago in terms of very simplistic personas and the use of identical messaging across accounts.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Heterosexual prefixes dissimilar, and adopts a natural conception, not as gay, who adapts unnatural perception, as since perfume and odour cannot be the same; indeed, I spray perfume.

Images & Illustrations of dissimilar

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