diverse

A diverse group is made up of people or things that are very different from each other. If your class mixes kids from all over the world, you could call it diverse.

The adjective diversified has the same meaning, and a near synonym is varied. An earlier spelling of the English adjective was divers, and the final –e was probably added by association with words such as traverse and converse. The word divers is still in use in the sense "more than one, several, various:" divers methods and styles.

Definitions of diverse
  1. adjective
    distinctly dissimilar or unlike
    “celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan”
    synonyms: various
    different
    unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
  2. adjective
    many and different
    “a person of diverse talents”
    synonyms: divers
    different
    unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
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