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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. John McCain:

    Some of them seem to think that if I were just more bellicose in expressing what we're doing, that that would make a difference.

  2. Oprah Winfrey:

    I was struck by the work these organizations are doing and while everyone's priority right now is to stay safer at home, I know there are many of us looking for ways to help, i believe that America's Food Fund will be a powerful way to make a difference for our neighbors in need.

  3. State John Kerry:

    So President Putin, who is invested in supporting Assad, with an enormous commitment - and it has made a difference obviously on the battlefield - should be somewhat concerned about the fact that President Assad sent his foreign minister out yesterday to try and act as a spoiler, to take off the table something that President Putin and Iran had committed to, this is a moment of truth, a moment where all of us have to be responsible.

  4. Uriel Lynn:

    There is no real difference in the economic policy of the political parties who are supposed to be coalition leaders.

  5. Chris Cooper:

    The question then becomes: for those young men who were teased, would corrective surgery have made a difference?


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