- distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar: disparate ideas.
Origin of disparate
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separate, divergent, incommensurable, unlike.
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Examples from the Web for disparately
A massive giraffe overlooks the fantastical cluster of disparately shaped and designed buildings.Book a Room at Vietnam’s ‘Crazy House’
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But these strange bedfellows finally appear to be on similar (if disparately successful) career paths.From Sex Scandal to Corporate Brand
December 23, 2009
- utterly different or distinct in kind
- (plural) unlike things or people
C16: from Latin disparāre to divide, from dis- 1 + parāre to prepare; also influenced by Latin dispar unequal
Word Origin and History for disparately
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