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Not the same; different.‘a collection of dissimilar nations lacking overall homogeneity’‘the pleasures of the romance novel are not dissimilar from those of the chocolate bar’
different, differing, unlike, unalike, varying, variant, various, diverse, heterogeneous, disparate, unrelated, distinct, contrasting, contradictory, poles apartView synonyms
- ‘One pair was even found to be as dissimilar as prints from different people.’
- ‘And I think that we found that they are not as dissimilar as they seem on the face of it.’
- ‘Although they are generalized propositions, principles are dissimilar from rules.’
- ‘The result is that the same or similar marks can be owned by different proprietors in respect of dissimilar goods or businesses.’
- ‘Its flesh is pleasantly gelatinous and not dissimilar to scallop.’
- ‘Different geographical areas connect to the debates on globalisation in dissimilar ways.’
- ‘In a way, it isn't too dissimilar to the intellectual property conventions that exist for video games.’
- ‘She and her seven students were so dissimilar that under ordinary circumstances they might never have been friends.’
- ‘I tend to read two dissimilar books in parallel, and sense for links.’
- ‘In gratitude, for his debut feature film, he has written, directed and composed the music for a story not dissimilar to his own.’
- ‘We know that dissimilar production systems produce goods with very different quality characteristics.’
- ‘They are playing in not too dissimilar ways, to how they were playing in the 2000 Olympics.’
- ‘The design does not seem to be so dissimilar from what happened during the initial phase of the Nazi regime in Germany.’
- ‘When opened, though, the two volumes could not be more dissimilar.’
- ‘He should be the bad guy but we find ourselves wondering if our choices wouldn't be too dissimilar given the circumstances.’
- ‘But we're assured dolphin is a kind of Bajan fish not dissimilar to tuna.’
- ‘Perhaps that's not dissimilar to most teenagers, but naturally I can only speak for myself and my behaviour.’
- ‘These days it's a holiday destination not too dissimilar to Brighton.’
- ‘It would be hard to think of two European nations more dissimilar, historically, than the Italians and the Scots.’
- ‘Proportional representation may allow something not wholly dissimilar to develop in Iraq.’
Late 16th century: from dis- (expressing reversal) + similar, on the pattern of Latin dissimilis, French dissimilaire.
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