different

Something is different whether it is only a little or completely unlike something else. Not only are your two cats different breeds, but they are also different from your pet tiger.

Often followed by the word than or from, different describes something that contrasts with, or differs from, something else. With roots in the Latin differre, meaning β€œto set apart,” different can also describe something that belongs in a whole other category. More recently, the word has picked up an additional sense β€” for something that is special or unique, in an extraordinary or sometimes negative way. That tie your dad has with the different kinds of peppers on it is definitely... different.

Definitions of different
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adj unlike in nature, quality, form, or degree

“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”
Synonyms:
incompatible
not compatible
dissimilar, unlike
marked by dissimilarity
antithetic, antithetical
sharply contrasted in character or purpose
assorted, various
of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
contrary
very opposed in nature or character or purpose
contrasting, contrastive
strikingly different; tending to contrast
diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar
characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
divergent
diverging from another or from a standard
disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
distinct, distinguishable
(often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
diverse, various
distinctly dissimilar or unlike
divers, diverse
many and different
opposite
altogether different in nature or quality or significance
several
distinct and individual
variant
differing from a norm or standard
dissimilar
not similar
varied
characterized by variety
Antonyms:
same
closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
equal
having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
like, similar
resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
assonant
having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables
comparable, corresponding, like
conforming in every respect
cookie-cutter
having the same appearance (as if mass-produced)
duplicate
identically copied from an original
homophonic
having the same sound
identical, indistinguishable
exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different
one
of the same kind or quality
synoptic, synoptical
presenting or taking the same point of view; used especially with regard to the first three gospels of the New Testament
similar
marked by correspondence or resemblance
unvaried, unvarying
lacking variety
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adj marked by dissimilarity

“people are profoundly different
Synonyms:
dissimilar, unlike
Antonyms:
like, similar
resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
like-minded
of the same turn of mind
look-alike
resembling closely
suchlike
of the same kind
same
closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
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adj differing from all others; not ordinary

“advertising that strives continually to be different
“this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it”
Synonyms:
unusual
not usual or common or ordinary

adj distinct or separate

“each interviewed different members of the community”
Synonyms:
other
not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

adj distinctly separate from the first

“that's another (or different) issue altogether”
Synonyms:
other
not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

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