- 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 diversely
She has been most diversely described by her different contemporaries.Famous Women: George Sand
In Scripture we find the word honour often and diversely used.No Cross, No Crown
The walls to be painted without and within, and diversely paineted.Churches and Church Ornaments
From age to age, thereafter, have I been diversely reborn on this earth.Glimpses of Bengal
Sir Rabindranath Tagore
I don't believe we look at her diversely, in the smallest particular.Fennel and Rue
William Dean Howells
- having variety; assorted
- distinct in kind
Word Origin and History for diversely
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.