noun, plural sim·i·lar·i·ties.

the state of being similar; likeness; resemblance.
an aspect, trait, or feature like or resembling another or another's: a similarity of diction.

Origin of similarity

First recorded in 1655–65; similar + -ity
Related formsnon·sim·i·lar·i·ty, noun, plural non·sim·i·lar·i·ties.un·sim·i·lar·i·ty, noun, plural un·sim·i·lar·i·ties.

Synonyms for similarity

Antonyms for similarity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for similarity

Contemporary Examples of similarity

Historical Examples of similarity

  • Strange, that with this similarity of taste we could never agree!

  • In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

  • Theirs it was to obey orders, but all similarity ended there.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • The similarity between the words Offer and Over is very obvious.

    Y Gododin


  • Several points of similarity and contrast may be observed between them.



Word Origin and History for similarity

"state of being similar," 1660s, from similar + -ity, or from French similarité. Related: Similarities "points of resemblance" (1838).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper