[dis-si-mil-i-tood, -tyood]


unlikeness; difference; dissimilarity.
a point of difference; dissimilarity.

Origin of dissimilitude

1525–35; < Latin dissimilitūdō, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + similitūdō similitude
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dissimilarity; difference
a point of difference
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Word Origin and History for dissimilitude

early 15c., from Latin dissimilitudo, from dissimilis, from dis- "not" (see dis-) + similis "like" (see similar).

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