similar

Similar things are alike. If you and your best friend both like walking, mystery novels, and chocolate, and you both dislike jogging, science fiction, and Brussels sprouts, the two of you have similar tastes.

The Latin root for similar is similis, meaning "like." If two movies have similar plots, you might like one better because it has a better script or more interesting actors. If you're tired of being told how similar you are to your long-haired, friendly mother, you could cut your hair. Or start being rude. Remember that similar ends in "lar" even though it might not sound like it.

Definitions of similar
  1. adjective
    having the same or similar characteristics
    synonyms: alike, like
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    Antonyms:
    dissimilar, unalike
    not alike or similar
  2. adjective
    resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
    synonyms: like
    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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    Antonyms:
    different, dissimilar, unlike
    marked by dissimilarity
  3. adjective
    marked by correspondence or resemblance
    similar food at similar prices”
    “problems similar to mine”
    “they wore similar coats”
    Synonyms:
    same
    closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
    akin, kindred
    similar in quality or character
    analogous, correspondent
    similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
    confusable, mistakable
    so similar as to be easily identified for another thing
    connatural
    similar in nature
    corresponding
    similar especially in position or purpose
    quasi
    having some resemblance
    sympathetic
    having similar disposition and tastes
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    Antonyms:
    dissimilar
    not similar
  4. adjective
    (of words) expressing closely related meanings
    Synonyms:
    synonymous
    (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same
  5. adjective
    capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
    synonyms: exchangeable, interchangeable, standardised, standardized
    replaceable
    capable of being replaced
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