- unlikeness; difference; dissimilarity.
- a point of difference; dissimilarity.
Origin of dissimilitude
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Related Wordsdiversity, divergence, discrepancy, divergency, disparity, separation, distinction, dissimilarity, contrast, discrepance, incomparability
Examples from the Web for dissimilitude
Here too we have games, but with a dissimilitude in similitude.
But such faults are to be expected in all translations, from the constraint of measures and dissimilitude of languages.Lives of the Poets: Gay, Thomson, Young, and Others
The mountaineers then become a distinct nation, cut off by dissimilitude of speech from conversation with their neighbours.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
Thus their colours are not original, their dissimilitude being only external and superficial.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
There are also several external causes of cold; the first of which is dissimilitude of minds and manners.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love
- dissimilarity; difference
- a point of difference
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Word Origin and History for dissimilitude
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