Definition of unalike in English:

unalike

adjective

  • [predicative] (of two or more things) differing from each other; not similar.

    ‘they are unalike in personality’
    • ‘The London Bridge Ensemble presented three trios from different eras, unalike in their styles and forms but united by the commitment and understanding of the players.’
    • ‘Turning an incident into a lesson, as was his wont, Mather reflected on how alike he and the dog were, yet ultimately how unalike.’
    • ‘The term also entered popular journalism of the 1920s and 30s, used of composers as unalike as Varèse and Bartók, generally with opprobrious intent.’
    • ‘A person's identity is unalike to every different viewer at every different location and situation.’
    • ‘Sargent's sensibility is all about the feelings unleashed by unusual combinations of unalike colors.’
    • ‘‘All that are alike are given the same name; all that are unalike are given different names,’ said Hsun Tzu, not to be confused with the strategist Sun Tzu.’
    • ‘We are totally unalike; we have nothing in common, except that we have the same parents and date of birth.’
    • ‘The two Nashville goaltenders couldn't be more unalike.’
    • ‘Both are big, physical, attractive men whose faces aren't unalike.’
    • ‘Equality has long been understood as requiring that like be treated alike while unalike are treated in proportion to their difference.’
    • ‘Simon and Damien, as unalike as you could imagine, skirt around the difficult emotions and unanswered questions.’
    • ‘They express that pride in different ways, though, and regularly seem unalike.’
    • ‘Chthonic rumbles marry together distinct, unalike elements to commence new, hybrid stories.’
    • ‘Set in the Yorkshire countryside, two seemingly unalike young women discover one summer that they have more in common than they thought.’
    • ‘Lumped together with unalike new acts as part of the Brit - rock renaissance, they welcome the attention, even if they question some of the company they are made to keep - those making what Betts describes as ‘anxious, staccato music’.’
    • ‘These two creatures, both alike and unalike, are different as each day and it progressing night, and alike as two bricks in a mortar, never to meet.’
    • ‘Utterly unalike in almost every way, but there they were, united in newsprint's tombstone prose - and, when you read each life's story, not so utterly unalike after all.’
    • ‘And the thing is that we're more alike than unalike.’
    • ‘Johnson was valuable to Boswell because they were so unalike; Boswell submissive, Johnson domineering, Boswell a quivering jelly of sensibility, Johnson a solid mass of sense.’
    • ‘So cultures will become more unalike as humans make average different decisions about behavioral characteristics in their offspring.’
    ill-assorted, ill-matched, incongruous, unsuited, incompatible, inharmonious, conflicting, inconsistent, opposed, at odds
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Pronunciation:

unalike

/ˌənəˈlīk/