distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar: disparate ideas.
- dis·pa·rate·ly, adverb
- dis·pa·rate·ness, noun
- non·dis·pa·rate, adjective
- non·dis·pa·rate·ly, adverb
- non·dis·pa·rate·ness, noun
- desperate, disparate
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How to use disparate in a sentence
To take advantage of those disparate elements, you of course have to split them up.
Combine that with disparate ideologies and metastasizing extremism, and the isolation has led people down some dark alleys.This odd Super Bowl will bring us together for a day. Let’s not take that for granted. | Jerry Brewer | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Rather, it brings disparate sources of information together on a single workstation.Local Law Enforcement Quiet on Relationships With ‘Predictive Policing’ Company | Jesse Marx | February 2, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Reliability questionsInterviews with parents and education activists across the city show that the decision of whether to send a child to a classroom during a pandemic is deeply personal and complicated, reflecting disparate family circumstances.The racial disparities over who is returning to D.C. classrooms puts equity spotlight on reopening plan | Perry Stein | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
The challenges—a health crisis, a trust crisis, an inequality crisis, a climate crisis, an economic crisis, a democracy crisis—are disparate.Why We're Launching TIME 2030, a Decade-Long Project on Navigating the Post-COVID World | Edward Felsenthal | January 22, 2021 | Time
Out of a desire to create dialogue between disparate parties, the show avoids this question of “why?”War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots | Nathan Bradley Bethea | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still other critics are baffled that Borges was influenced by such strange and disparate sources.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else | Allen Barra | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Part 3, Dickey turns to two very disparate topics: Russia and his family.Christopher Dickey on Matters Foreign and Domestic | Christopher Dickey | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their critical colleagues concurred in equally, wildly disparate fashion.Josh Charles on Life After ‘The Good Wife’ and His Insane Movie ‘Bird People’ | Kevin Fallon | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The so-called moderate opposition—made up of hundreds of disparate groups—is often immoderate and rarely cohesive.
How, indeed, could a lasting concord be maintained by two such disparate characters?Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
He has succeeded, according to them, in heaping together an immense amount of information, but it is of the most disparate value.Catholic Churchmen in Science | James J. Walsh
disparate racial elements mingled in the long Southern oval and the Slavonic modelling of brow and cheek-bone.Tante | Anne Douglas Sedgwick
In other words the sensations fall into groups which are wholly disparate and are hence termed species.
Thus, the life of man regarded as a whole is, in its last essence, a combination of utterly disparate elements.Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher | Henry Jones
British Dictionary definitions for disparate
utterly different or distinct in kind
(plural) unlike things or people
- disparately, adverb
- disparateness, noun
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