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Synonyms for dissimilar
dɪˈsɪm ə lər, dɪsˈsɪm-dis·sim·i·lar

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dissimilar

    Substances quite unlike are heterogeneous as regards each other. A heterogeneous mixture is one whose constituents are not only unlike in kind, but unevenly distributed; cement is composed of substances such as lime, sand, and clay, which are heterogeneous as regards each other, but the cement is said to be homogeneous if the different constituents are evenly mixed throughout, so that any one portion of the mixture is exactly like any other. A substance may fail of being homogeneous and yet not be heterogeneous, in which case it is said to be non-homogeneous or unhomogeneous; a bar of iron that contains flaws, air-bubbles, etc., or for any other reason is not of uniform structure and density throughout, tho no foreign substance be mixed with the iron, is said to be non-homogeneous. A miscellaneous mixture may or may not be heterogeneous; if the objects are alike in kind, but different in size, form, quality, use, etc., and without special order or relation, the collection is miscellaneous; if the objects differ in kind, such a mixture is also, and more strictly, heterogeneous; a pile of unassorted lumber is miscellaneous; the contents of a school-boy's pocket are commonly miscellaneous and might usually be termed heterogeneous as well. See COMPLEX.

    Synonyms:
    confused, conglomerate, discordant, heterogeneous, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, non-homogeneous, unhomogeneous, unlike, variant, various

    Antonyms:
    alike, homogeneous, identical, like, pure, same, similar, uniform

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissimilaradjective

    not similar

    "a group of very dissimilar people"; "a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm"; "their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own"; "took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem"

    Synonyms:
    different, unlike, unalike

    Antonyms:
    quasi(a), corresponding, analogous, akin(p), sympathetic, kindred, confusable, correspondent, connatural, mistakable, similar

  2. unalike, dissimilaradjective

    not alike or similar

    "as unalike as two people could be"

    Synonyms:
    different, unlike, unalike

    Antonyms:
    connatural, analogous, mistakable, akin(p), correspondent, corresponding, similar, quasi(a), sympathetic, confusable, kindred

  3. unlike, dissimilar, differentadjective

    marked by dissimilarity

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

    Synonyms:
    unalike, unlike, different

    Antonyms:
    correspondent, kindred, akin(p), mistakable, corresponding, quasi(a), analogous, similar, connatural, confusable, sympathetic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dissimilaradjective

    Synonyms:
    unlike, different, heterogeneous, diverse, various

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dissimilaradjective

    Synonyms:
    different

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dissimilar":

    different, heterogeneous

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#880various
#2446miscellaneous
#3036mixed
#5096unlike
#6878confused
#10860variant
#17360heterogeneous
#30750conglomerate
#39017dissimilar
#41957mingled
#65631discordant

How to use dissimilar in a sentence?

  1. Lee Foster:

    ( It's) not too dissimilar we've seen from Russia about 4-5 years ago in terms of very simplistic personas and the use of identical messaging across accounts.

  2. Paul Stubbens:

    It's cool, but it's no different to the PGA, it's not dissimilar. In fact, maybe I was expecting a little more from this one.

  3. Rolling Stone:

    The source says the investigation suggests Zucker and Gollust were advising the governor at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in ways not dissimilar to what led to Chris Cuomo’s dismissal, as Andrew sparred on a daily basis with then-President Trump over COVID messaging, the couple provided the governor with talking points on how to respond to the president’s criticisms of the New York crisis.

  4. Thomas Mulcair:

    It's not dissimilar to what we see with the president of Russia, who uses a minority there, the lesbian, gay, bisexual community ... and he goes after them with great relish because he knows that it's going to resonate with a part of the population.

  5. Andrew Scott:

    The energy itself of tidal streams is familiar to people, it's kinetic energy, so it's not too dissimilar to something like wind, the bits of technology that generate power look not too different to a wind turbine.


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