[ dis-per-it, dih-spar- ]
/ ˈdɪs pər ɪt, dɪˈspær- /
distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar: disparate ideas.
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Origin of disparate
OTHER WORDS FROM disparate
dis·pa·rate·ly, adverbdis·pa·rate·ness, nounnon·dis·pa·rate, adjectivenon·dis·pa·rate·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disparatedesperate, disparate
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Example sentences from the Web for disparate
A massive giraffe overlooks the fantastical cluster of disparately shaped and designed buildings.
But these strange bedfellows finally appear to be on similar (if disparately successful) career paths.
British Dictionary definitions for disparate
/ (ˈdɪspərɪt) /
utterly different or distinct in kind
(plural) unlike things or people
Derived forms of disparatedisparately, 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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