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Synonyms for different
ˈdɪf ər ənt, ˈdɪf rəntdif·fer·ent

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  1. differentadjective


    identical, similar, same, alike

  2. differentadjective

    Not the same; exhibiting a difference


    similar, same, alike, identical

  3. differentadjective

    Various, assorted, diverse.


    similar, alike, identical, same

  4. differentadjective

    Distinct, separate; .

    Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time.


    similar, identical, same, alike

  5. differentadjective

    Unlike most others; unusual.


    alike, same, identical, similar

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. different

    dissimilar, distinct, heterogeneous, unlike

    akin, alike, analogous, equal, equivalent, homogeneous, identical, kindred, like, resembling, same, similar, uniform

Princeton's WordNet

  1. differentadjective

    unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

    "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"

    unlike, dissimilar

    same, like, identical, corresponding, duplicate, comparable, indistinguishable, cookie-cutter, synoptic, synoptical, one(a), homophonic, usual, assonant

  2. differentadjective

    distinctly separate from the first

    "that's another (or different) issue altogether"

    unlike, dissimilar

    corresponding, comparable, homophonic, synoptic, usual, one(a), same, synoptical, like, indistinguishable, assonant, identical, duplicate, cookie-cutter

  3. differentadjective

    differing from all others; not ordinary

    "advertising that strives continually to be different"; "this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it"

    unlike, dissimilar

    same, assonant, corresponding, cookie-cutter, synoptic, synoptical, usual, identical, homophonic, comparable, like, indistinguishable, duplicate, one(a)

  4. unlike, dissimilar, differentadjective

    marked by dissimilarity

    "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"

    unalike, unlike, dissimilar

    same, like, one(a), synoptic, usual, comparable, cookie-cutter, synoptical, corresponding, duplicate, identical, indistinguishable, assonant, homophonic

  5. differentadjective

    distinct or separate

    "each interviewed different members of the community"

    unlike, dissimilar

    corresponding, like, assonant, indistinguishable, synoptic, one(a), comparable, cookie-cutter, synoptical, usual, same, identical, homophonic, duplicate

Editors Contribution

  1. vari

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. differentadjective

    distinct, separate, not the same

  2. differentadjective

    unlike, dissimilar, various, diverse, manifold

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. differentadjective

    dissimilar, unlike, contrary, opposite, contrasted, variant, diversified, manifold, various, diverse, sundry, incompatible, heterogeneous, nondescript, miscellaneous unclassifiable, unique

    similar, like, same

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  1. Bernie Sanders:

    We've seen, across the board, across the country, that the rank-and-file membership of these different groups are overwhelmingly with Bernie.

  2. Doug Hirsch:

    I had the experience of taking a prescription into a pharmacy and the pharmacist said it would be $ 500, and I hadn't talked to my doctor about that. That seemed like an extraordinary price, and so I took the prescription back and I went to a few other pharmacies, and I found way different prices — $ 250, $ 400. And I thought there's got to be a better way. If I can compare prices for travel and for electronics, why can't I compare prices for health care ?

  3. Photographer Leonard Pongo:

    I find that photo a little disturbing, because all the gazes are going into different directions, there are clearly some mixed emotions here. And that is the DRC. It is a very complex country, and it is not always easy to read which signs are being communicated. There is a state of tension and confusion.

  4. Valeria Mata:

    I know that President Joe Biden is going to continue fighting and that we will continue fighting for DACA, but there's always that fear of being deported. That's really scary because my entire life is here. I've only met like 10 % of the people that are related to me in Mexico. So it's pretty scary to think that I would have to get used to a completely different environment. I've been here since I was two years old, so I don't know anything other than life in the US.

  5. Edward J. Laurent:

    Explicitly connecting how people describe the natural world in different ways is a top conservation priority.

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