- of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike: a wide range of diverse opinions.
- of various kinds or forms; multiform.
- including representatives from more than one social, cultural, or economic group, especially members of ethnic or religious minority groups: a diverse student body.
Origin of diverse
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Examples from the Web for diverse
So, why no Jewess in the mix of more recent and diverse Miss Americas?Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?
January 7, 2015
We are a huge, complex, diverse country still offering freedom, opportunity and hope.Dick Cheney vs. ‘Unbroken’
December 15, 2014
The left had long tried to resist it through a diverse mix of organizations, devoted to different goals, and all to no avail.The Left’s Answer to ALEC
December 15, 2014
The stories of LGBT people around the world are rich, diverse, and often unheard.Quorum: Global LGBT Voices
December 10, 2014
A diverse crowd held up signs that read, “Black Lives Matter” and “Am I Next?”This Week's Riots Are Part of America's Long History of Racial Rage
November 29, 2014
As in all his sentiments, as in all his sensations, there were mingled in it diverse elements.Ramuntcho
Please tell me, just to see, the diverse ways they could be put.The Middle Class Gentleman
Let us assume, then, that there are many and diverse pleasures, and many and different sciences.Philebus
Now these spirits or intermediate powers are many and diverse, and one of them is Love.'Symposium
There were present men from many lands and of many nations, and their languages were diverse.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
- having variety; assorted
- distinct in kind
Word Origin and History for diverse
c.1300, spelling variant of divers (q.v.), perhaps by analogy with converse, traverse, etc. In some cases directly from Latin diversus, and since c.1700 restricted to the meaning "different in character or quality." Related: Diversely.