The trunk of some people's cars may contain items as disparate as old clothes, rotting food, and possibly a missing relative. Disparate things are very different from each other.

Near synonyms are unequal and dissimilar. The adjective disparate is from Latin disparātus, from disparāre "to separate, divide," from the prefix dis- "apart" plus parāre "to prepare." Disparate in the sense of "very different" probably developed by association with the Latin adjective dispar "unequal, different."

Definitions of disparate

adj fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

“such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing”
disparate ideas”
unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

adj including markedly dissimilar elements

“a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers”
heterogeneous, heterogenous
consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature

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