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dissimilar

[ dih-sim-uh-ler, dis-sim- ]
/ dɪˈsɪm ə lər, dɪsˈsɪm- /
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adjective
not similar; unlike; different.
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Origin of dissimilar

First recorded in 1615–25; dis-1 + similar

OTHER WORDS FROM dissimilar

dis·sim·i·lar·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dissimilar

dissimilar
/ (dɪˈsɪmɪlə) /

adjective
not alike; not similar; different

Derived forms of dissimilar

dissimilarly, adverb
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