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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. Robert Schwarz:

    Not unlike soldiers, when they come home, and even though they're, quote, safe, their bodies are conditioned to react under enormous stress, there's a whole series of biochemical reactions that go on. It's not just an emotional response.

  2. Gavin Wendt:

    For both companies, this is about wielding the greatest influence possible over the global marketplace, having said that, unlike in the highly concentrated iron ore space where the focus is squarely on one market owned in large part by Rio and BHP - China, copper is sold much more widely, leaving room for smaller producers to stay in the game.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    This is unlike any other golf tournament. It's just a very special place.

  4. Delta CEO Ed Bastian:

    We are in discussions with the White House and Congress regarding the support they can provide to help us through this period, the speed of the demand fall-off is unlike anything we've seen.

  5. Oleksander Turchynov:

    But unlike the previous provocations, the fire was targeted and of high intensity, resulting in five soldiers being wounded, in case of further provocative actions ... (Ukrainian) weapons will be returned immediately to the place of their previous location.

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    • A. tranquillity
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