disparate

[ dis-per-it, dih-spar- ]
/ ˈdɪs pər ɪt, dɪˈspær- /

adjective

distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar: disparate ideas.

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Origin of disparate

1580–90; <Latin disparātus separated (past participle of disparāre), equivalent to dis-dis-1 + par(āre) to prepare (see pare) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM disparate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disparate

desperate, disparate .
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British Dictionary definitions for disparate

disparate
/ (ˈdɪspərɪt) /

adjective

utterly different or distinct in kind

noun

(plural) unlike things or people

Derived forms of disparate

disparately, adverbdisparateness, noun

Word Origin for disparate

C16: from Latin disparāre to divide, from dis- 1 + parāre to prepare; also influenced by Latin dispar unequal
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