Definition of similarity in English:



  • 1The state or fact of being similar.

    ‘the similarity of symptoms makes them hard to diagnose’
    • ‘Tonight's thought is on the nature of politics and its similarity to another line of work.’
    • ‘But there was such an overall similarity to his home town that the man felt he must have suffered some sort of breakdown.’
    • ‘Except for a vague similarity in the themes, there is nothing in common to them.’
    • ‘In fact, the similarity is so compelling that D'Arcy has no business attempting a denial.’
    • ‘In fact theirs is very much a superficial similarity, based on prodigious talent and youth more than anything else.’
    • ‘This reference probably comes from the similarity of the word llama to the word lamer.’
    • ‘She discovered her similarity to Nadine when she was shown on television auditioning for the show.’
    • ‘Any similarity to a real person with the initials M and M is entirely intentional.’
    • ‘Given the similarity of the attacks, police suspected that a single individual was responsible.’
    • ‘Three of the blighters appeared in the past week, and the similarity of the respective plots was striking.’
    • ‘An even more perfect fit is the similarity of attitudes to women between the two times.’
    • ‘Any similarity to real persons or institutions is unintentional, say the credits at the end.’
    • ‘Most of my friends were Liberal Arts Majors, but there the similarity ended.’
    • ‘The similarity of the two fires suggests the possibility of malicious intent.’
    • ‘The essential similarity is that both men are lawyers more than they are liars.’
    • ‘The facts of that case bore a striking similarity to those of the present one.’
    • ‘This is because of the close similarity in appearance.’
    • ‘The similarity of the attacks has stunned the family who had believed the person responsible for the murder had been detained.’
    • ‘The similarity of this vision with the events of the Paris Commune is clear.’
    • ‘Although both terrorism and communism are radical in nature, the similarity stops there.’
    similar nature, likeness, sameness, comparability, correspondence, agreement, alignment, parallel, parallelism, closeness, affinity
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    1. 1.1usually similarities A similar feature or aspect.
      ‘the similarities between people of different nationalities’
      • ‘Many cricketers turn to golf once their playing days are over because of certain similarities between the two sports.’
      • ‘The author spoke briefly about the similarities between Tamil and Japanese languages.’
      • ‘And he sees plenty of similarities between his last job and his new role, which will be based in Rivington.’
      • ‘There are similarities between a lot of the assaults but we can't say for certain if they are connected.’
      • ‘The similarities between the two end there, and it is the difference which will make people watch.’
      • ‘On first encounter you are, of course, struck by the very obvious physical similarities between the twins.’
      • ‘Besides recent good results, there are other similarities between the two teams.’
      • ‘There were here certain obvious similarities on the facts to the case of Dodd.’
      • ‘In fact, it is said that the only similarity he has with Anwar is that both come from Penang State in the north.’
      • ‘In this light, one may be surprised by some striking similarities between Islam and its two local forerunners.’
      • ‘I have also noticed some potential similarities between stone circles and marae.’
      • ‘He finds similarities between himself and the theme of Faust being in love with work and progress.’
      • ‘On her third visit to India now, Nilofer is struck by the similarities between Lahore and Delhi.’
      • ‘I have discovered that there are many similarities between cycling and carpentry.’
      • ‘There's certainly a wide range of similarities between the two designs.’
      • ‘Looking back now, it was a strange choice, as the only similarity between the two animals was that they were dogs.’
      • ‘Such research is valid and useful because of the genetic and physiological similarities between humans and apes.’
      • ‘But he does think that the similarities between the two countries outweigh the differences.’
      • ‘It was almost impossible for the similarities between birdsongs and music to be a coincidence.’
      • ‘For many observers there are big similarities between the two deals.’
      resemblance, likeness, sameness, similar nature, similitude, comparability, correspondence, comparison, analogy, parallel, parallelism, equivalence
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