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Synonyms for difference
ˈdɪf ər əns, ˈdɪf rənsdif·fer·ence

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Wiktionary

  1. differencenoun

    To distinguish or differentiate.

    You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.

    Synonyms:
    differentiate, distinguish

    Antonyms:
    identity, sameness

  2. differencenoun

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

    There are three differences between these two pictures.

    Synonyms:
    divergence, departure, deviation

  3. differencenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    remainder

  4. differencenoun

    Synonyms:
    dispute, conflict, difference of opinion, dissension

  5. differencenoun

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. differencenoun

    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, differencenoun

    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, conflictnoun

    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. differencenoun

    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, differencenoun

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. differencenoun

    Synonyms:
    dissimilarity, variation, diversity, disparity, dissimilitude

  2. differencenoun

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

  3. differencenoun

    Synonyms:
    distinction, discrimination

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How to use difference in a sentence?

  1. Dustin Daugherty:

    The difference between this and other tax amnesties is that... there's a big risk that all the information is shared with tax authorities, because of the timing we might see a bigger impact than normal... We expect 10-15 percent, which should still be considered a success.

  2. John F. Kennedy:

    We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

  3. Molly Stapelman:

    Obviously, she’s a living, breathing example that just because you have a limb difference doesn’t mean you have to be inhibited or ‘disabled,’ she wasn’t always comfortable with her limb difference, entered a modelling industry where you are assessed based on how you look, and then pushed herself out of her comfort zone, and is now sharing her experiences and inspiring others to get out of their comfort zone as well.

  4. Barbara Carreno:

    We’re continuing to work with the Chinese to see if they might control more of these substances, when they put controls on these substances it makes a huge difference.

  5. Manny Alvarez:

    I think it is quite clear that on the medical level… that this could endanger the newborn as well as the mother, if you look statistically, for example, at home births versus births that are done under clinical supervision, there’s a difference in outcomes, and if you’re not ready for an acute emergency during delivery [that] is when a baby can get damaged or a mother could get hurt.


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