Homogenous describes things that are all of the similar kind. If you have a homogenous group of friends, you probably wear the same outfits, talk the same way, live in the same kind of neighborhood, and like the same music. Boring.

Homogenous comes from the Greek for "same kind." It used to only mean people who had the same ancestors, but in English we use it for anything that is characterized by sameness. You might live in a homogenous neighborhood, where everyone makes the same amount of money and drives the same kind of car. The opposite of homogenous is heterogenous, which means "many kinds."

Definitions of homogenous
  1. adjective
    all of the same or similar kind or nature
    synonyms: homogeneous
    not diversified
    consistent, uniform
    the same throughout in structure or composition
    of one substance or character throughout
    self-colored, self-coloured, solid
    of the same color throughout
    homogenised, homogenized
    made homogeneous
    uniform, unvarying
    always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences
    closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
    see moresee less
    heterogeneous, heterogenous, hybrid
    consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
    having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety
    assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry
    consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
    including markedly dissimilar elements
    inhomogeneous, nonuniform
    not homogeneous
    unlike in nature, quality, form, or degree
    characterized by variety
    show more antonyms...
DISCLAIMER: These example sentences appear in various news sources and books to reflect the usage of the word ‘homogenous'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of or its editors. Send us feedback
Word Family

Look up homogenous for the last time

Close your vocabulary gaps with personalized learning that focuses on teaching the words you need to know.

VocabTrainer -'s Vocabulary Trainer