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dissimilar

[dih-sim-uh-ler, dis-sim-] /dɪˈsɪm ə lər, dɪsˈsɪm-/
adjective
1.
not similar; unlike; different.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; dis-1 + similar
Related forms
dissimilarly, adverb
Synonyms
distinct, disparate, diverse, individual.
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British Dictionary definitions for dissimilarly

dissimilar

/dɪˈsɪmɪlə/
adjective
1.
not alike; not similar; different
Derived Forms
dissimilarly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dissimilarly

dissimilar

adj.

1620s, from dis- + similar; perhaps on analogy of French dissimilaire. Related: Dissimilarity.

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