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Definition 1: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where different or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • took different approaches to the problem
  • came to a different conclusion
  • different parts of the country
  • on different sides of the issue
  • this meeting was different from the earlier one

(different is similar to ...) fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

"such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing" "disparate ideas"

(different is similar to ...) many and different

"tourist offices of divers nationalities" "a person of diverse talents"

(different is similar to ...) distinctly dissimilar or unlike

"celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan" "animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth"

(different is similar to ...) (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality

"plants of several distinct types" "the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses" "gold is distinct from iron" "a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech" "management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"

(different is similar to ...) distinct and individual

"three several times"

(different is similar to ...) diverging from another or from a standard

"a divergent opinion"

(different is similar to ...) characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

"in diametric contradiction to his claims" "diametrical (or opposite) points of view" "opposite meanings" "extreme and indefensible polar positions"

(different is similar to ...) strikingly different; tending to contrast

"contrasting (or contrastive) colors"

(different is similar to ...) very opposed in nature or character or purpose

"acts contrary to our code of ethics" "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"

(different is similar to ...) of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity

"assorted sizes" "his disguises are many and various" "various experiments have failed to disprove the theory" "cited various reasons for his behavior"

(different is similar to ...) sharply contrasted in character or purpose

"practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs" "hope is antithetic to despair"

(different is similar to ...) differing from a norm or standard

"a variant spelling"

(different is similar to ...) altogether different in nature or quality or significance

"the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended" "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"

(means also ...) not similar

"a group of very dissimilar people" "a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm" "their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own" "took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem"

(means also ...) characterized by variety

"immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions" "his work is interesting and varied"

(means also ...) marked by dissimilarity

"for twins they are very unlike"

(means also ...) not compatible

"incompatible personalities" "incompatible colors"

(... are attributes of different) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

"there are many differences between jazz and rock"

Definition 2: distinctly separate from the first - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where different or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that's another (or different) issue altogether

(different is similar to ...) not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

"today isn't any other day" "the construction of highways and other public works" "he asked for other employment" "any other person would tell the truth" "his other books are still in storage" "then we looked at the other house" "hearing was good in his other ear" "the other sex" "she lived on the other side of the street from me" "went in the other direction"

Definition 3: differing from all others; not ordinary - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where different or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • advertising that strives continually to be different
  • this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it

(different is similar to ...) not usual or common or ordinary

"a scene of unusual beauty" "a man of unusual ability" "cruel and unusual punishment" "an unusual meteorite"

Definition 4: distinct or separate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where different or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • each interviewed different members of the community

(different is similar to ...) not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

"today isn't any other day" "the construction of highways and other public works" "he asked for other employment" "any other person would tell the truth" "his other books are still in storage" "then we looked at the other house" "hearing was good in his other ear" "the other sex" "she lived on the other side of the street from me" "went in the other direction"

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