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Definitions for dissimilar
dɪˈsɪm ə lər, dɪsˈsɪm-dis·sim·i·lar
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"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"
not alike or similar
"as unalike as two people could be"
unlike, dissimilar, differentadjective
marked by dissimilarity
"for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"
Not similar; unlike; different
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dis and similar.
Simple oil is reduced into dissimilar parts, and yields a sweet oil, very differing from sallet-oil. Boyle.
The light whose rays are all alike refrangible I call simple, homogeneal, and similar; and that whose rays are some more refrangible than others, I call compound, heterogeneal, and dissimilar. Isaac Newton, Opt.
If the fluid be supposed to consist of heterogeneous particles, we cannot conceive how those dissimilar parts can have a like situation. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features
Etymology: [Pref. dis- + similar: cf. F. dissimilaire.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
The numerical value of dissimilar in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of dissimilar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of dissimilar in a Sentence
A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton are neck and neck. But while Bernie has the trust, Hillary has the experience. Two different measurements of two dissimilar candidates.
We do think in certain areas of the corporate credit markets that people have been overreacting and as a result, we are responding, we do think there's been an overreaction in certain corporate credits and we are there to bid bonds which is not too dissimilar to what we did last year when there was a lot of volatility in Emerging Markets, particularly in Russia.
Mine was pretty much an amped up version of myself; it’s not too dissimilar, we toyed with the idea of maybe making a big swing or a medium swing and it just felt that in order to play the sarcasm, the frustration and the anger, I should just do it in my voice.
I wasn’t allowed to sleep properly for nearly a week, it was not dissimilar from Chinese water torture. After the fourth day, not only was I going insane and crying every five minutes, nothing was changing.
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