- unlikeness; difference.
- a point of difference: There are dissimilarities in our outlooks.
Origin of dissimilarity
1. See difference.
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Examples from the Web for dissimilarity
The dissimilarity of the plays only accentuates the likeness of the two protagonists.The Man Shakespeare
In this the dissimilarity of our peoples may enable us to aid each other.Latin America and the United States
They were identical—the only dissimilarity being the boys' visiting cards.The Girl Scouts' Good Turn
The later and more abiding impression is that of dissimilarity.The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915
Basil L. Gildersleeve
The dissimilarity is yet more marked in the preparations for the nymphosis.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
- difference; unlikeness
- a point or instance of difference
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