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Synonyms for difference
ˈdɪf ər əns, ˈdɪf rəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. difference(noun)

    the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

    "there are many differences between jazz and rock"

    Synonyms:
    difference of opinion, deviation, conflict, divergence, remainder, departure, dispute

    Antonyms:
    sameness

  2. deviation, divergence, departure, difference(noun)

    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    "the deviation from the mean"

    Synonyms:
    deviance, passing, departure, remainder, exit, difference of opinion, loss, leaving, divergence, deflexion, going, release, digression, disagreement, deflection, diversion, dispute, divagation, variance, expiration, deviation, going away, discrepancy, divergency, conflict

    Antonyms:
    sameness

  3. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict(noun)

    a disagreement or argument about something important

    "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

    Synonyms:
    divergence, struggle, battle, difference of opinion, conflict, fight, dispute, remainder, contravention, deviation, departure, engagement

    Antonyms:
    sameness

  4. difference(noun)

    a significant change

    "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"

    Synonyms:
    difference of opinion, deviation, conflict, divergence, remainder, departure, dispute

    Antonyms:
    sameness

  5. remainder, difference(noun)

    the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend

    Synonyms:
    divergence, residue, end, residual, oddment, difference of opinion, balance, conflict, dispute, remainder, residuum, remnant, deviation, departure, rest

    Antonyms:
    sameness

Wiktionary

  1. difference(noun)

    To distinguish or differentiate.

    You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.

    Synonyms:
    distinguish, differentiate

    Antonyms:
    sameness, identity

  2. difference(noun)

    A characteristic of something that makes it different from something else.

    There are three differences between these two pictures.

    Synonyms:
    divergence, departure, deviation

  3. difference(noun)

    The result of a subtraction; sometimes the absolute value of this result.

    Synonyms:
    remainder

  4. difference(noun)

    Synonyms:
    dispute, conflict, difference of opinion, dissension

  5. difference(noun)

    Synonyms:
    nevermind

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. difference

    Difference is the state or quality of being unlike or the amount of such unlikeness. A difference is in the things compared; a discrimination is in our judgment of them; a distinction is in our definition or description or mental image of them. Careful discrimination of real differences results in clear distinctions. Disparity is stronger than inequality, implying that one thing falls far below another; as, the disparity of our achievements when compared with our ideals. Dissimilarity is between things sharply contrasted; there may be a difference between those almost alike. There is a discrepancy in accounts that fail to balance. Variety involves more than two objects; so, in general, does diversity; variation is a difference in the condition or action of the same object at different times. Disagreement is not merely the lack, but the opposite, of agreement; it is a mild word for opposition and conflict; difference is sometimes used in the same sense.

    Synonyms:
    contrariety, contrast, disagreement, discrepancy, discrimination, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divergence, diversity, inconsistency, inequality, unlikeness, variation, variety

    Antonyms:
    agreement, consonance, harmony, identity, likeness, resemblance, sameness, similarity, uniformity, unity

    Preposition:
    Difference between the old and the new; differences among men; a difference in character; of action; of style; (less frequently) a difference (controversy) with a person; a difference of one thing from (incorrectly to) another.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. difference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dissimilarity, variation, diversity, disparity, dissimilitude

  2. difference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    variance, alienation, misunderstanding, dissension, jarring, breach, rupture, schism, contest, quarrel, dispute, debate, controversy, altercation, bickering, wrangle, strife, falling out

  3. difference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    distinction, discrimination

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How to use difference in a sentence?

  1. Aidan Key:

    My compassion is there for the parents. All any parent wants is love for their children, for their children to live good lives. Transgender is such a new thing in society and we've not faced it or discussed it as a society. We've kept it in a dark corner where some people still think it's some deviant sexual behavior, if the parents would have reached out for more information, or said 'This is a lot. We need some time,' or if they had access to a group that would welcome them to talk, that might have made the difference for Leelah.

  2. Alexander Hamilton:

    [T]here is a wide difference between closing the door altogether and throwing it entirely open; between a postponement of fourteen years and an immediate admission to all the rights of citizenship. Some reasonable term ought to be allowed to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of at least a probability of their feeling a real interest in our affairs.

  3. Photini Sinnis:

    This is a vaccine that has the capability to make a real difference.

  4. Abou Ouattara:

    It has made a big difference for me.

  5. Allen Wong:

    There's a big difference in regulators' approach. Hong Kong-listed regulators don't interfere with IPO pricing( and) investors are responsible for their own investments.

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