Definition of dissimilar in English:

dissimilar

adjective

  • 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’
    • ‘In gratitude, for his debut feature film, he has written, directed and composed the music for a story not dissimilar to his own.’
    • ‘But we're assured dolphin is a kind of Bajan fish not dissimilar to tuna.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I tend to read two dissimilar books in parallel, and sense for links.’
    • ‘Its flesh is pleasantly gelatinous and not dissimilar to scallop.’
    • ‘The result is that the same or similar marks can be owned by different proprietors in respect of dissimilar goods or businesses.’
    • ‘Proportional representation may allow something not wholly dissimilar to develop in Iraq.’
    • ‘Although they are generalized propositions, principles are dissimilar from rules.’
    • ‘We know that dissimilar production systems produce goods with very different quality characteristics.’
    • ‘It would be hard to think of two European nations more dissimilar, historically, than the Italians and the Scots.’
    • ‘And I think that we found that they are not as dissimilar as they seem on the face of it.’
    • ‘He should be the bad guy but we find ourselves wondering if our choices wouldn't be too dissimilar given the circumstances.’
    • ‘Perhaps that's not dissimilar to most teenagers, but naturally I can only speak for myself and my behaviour.’
    • ‘In a way, it isn't too dissimilar to the intellectual property conventions that exist for video games.’
    • ‘Different geographical areas connect to the debates on globalisation in dissimilar ways.’
    • ‘She and her seven students were so dissimilar that under ordinary circumstances they might never have been friends.’
    • ‘One pair was even found to be as dissimilar as prints from different people.’
    • ‘These days it's a holiday destination not too dissimilar to Brighton.’
    different, differing, unlike, unalike, varying, variant, various, diverse, heterogeneous, disparate, unrelated, distinct, contrasting, contradictory, poles apart
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Origin

Late 16th century: from dis- (expressing reversal) + similar, on the pattern of Latin dissimilis, French dissimilaire.

Pronunciation

dissimilar

/dɪˈsɪmɪlə/